30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus flowers from the studio home decor oil painting oil paintings palette knife pink wall art

The palette knife is slowly becoming my friend.  He once annoyed me with his unwillingness to bend in difficult situations, and I started to think there was no toleration for him in my life.  But, I gave him the benefit of doubt, and continued to spend time with him.  Six days and many hours later...I think he is growing on me!

Day 6

(untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet)

It was another late start in the studio today.  I had my monthly art class that I teach for a home school co-op, and then my Southside Artist Association meeting directly after.  (click here to learn more about SAA)  It made for a long busy day, but a very artful day that I enjoy.

Yesterday's painting received so much positive feedback (thank you to all who sent encouraging messages) that I decided to continue on with the same theme.  Who knows...there may be a collection in the making.

I have this sweet little pitcher that I found at a local thrift store, and I keep it filled with greenery or flowers as often as I can.  Currently it holds eucalyptus so I did what most people do when needing inspiration...I searched Pinterest!   I found a beautiful photo of a bridal bouquet...pinks, blues, greens.  This painting consist of some of the flowers from that bouquet along with some I just added.  

I'm loving the spring color palette along with the white ceramic that reflects all the colors.  And we talk about the texture?  Once I embraced the thickness of the paint and stop trying to over work the paint, things art starting happen that I find so fun and cool.  Using the thick paint to my advantage has created an 3-D -ish effect to the paintings.

What do you think?  Is this a series/collection you would like to see more of?


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