Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day 8 :: REFLECTED :: September Daily Paintings

original pastel, 6x6"
©2016 Kim Morin Weineck

Being an advocate for working in a series, here is another marsh scene from this same bridge near where we live. The colors in nature are changing, but I am in denial of anything autumnal just yet. I trust that the colors will soon win me over with exciting pops of red, but for now I'm pretending that the colors are as they were when my family hiked near here in August.

Heck, our summer day family hike wasn't that long ago, and yet it seems forever: school started, the light has changed, it's getting darker earlier, and we now have sports and all sorts of after-school activities! I do have some time while the girls are in school to get things done and here on September 8th I really am taking advantage of that time. 

This painting is pretty fun on my storage shelves in the studio. The prior two paintings are spoken for already (and I'm grateful) but they really do look nice as a triptych -- and I didn't even plan that! 

original acrylic, 18x18"
©2016 Kim Morin Weineck
Every post mentions that the acrylic is what starts my studio time. I need to get some bigger brushes! In my prior post I say: if nothing changes nothing changes. Yesterday I made changes. Today I continued to try to make deliberate changes in how I work and apply acrylic paint. (Acrylics dry quickly and oil painting techniques do not necessarily translate.)

Lo and Behold! I am happy with the right side of this painting. The left will have a bit more work to it at another point. It's changes like today that make me happy with this regimen. By month's end who knows what my acrylic paintings will look like? I can't wait to see.

I saw a sign once that said:
Nothing will make you happy but doing the work

I am really understanding that sign and I'm only on day eight!

PRICING NOTE:  I am taking this challenge to heart and taking risks. The work created is a labor of love and learning. For this #30in30 challenge my pieces are experiments and priced accordingly. Each piece is A BARGAIN at only $50 ($10 shipping if you're not local) rather than $125 for my usual gallery-worthy work. Only my pastels will be available at this time. Email to purchase. Of course, thank you! 

Thank you for reading! ~kmw

1 comment:

  1. So interesting seeing the comparison in the different mediums. I love them both.