6 x 6 oil on panel
This is my last submission to the 30 in 30 challenge. 22 out of 30. I'm pretty happy to have pulled off 22 paintings this month. I think it's been said before, but this experience turned out to be a lot more important than I ever expected. Meeting new artists was my favorite part. But it was great fun to get comments from some of the artists I've admired for years. What a thrill! Knowing I needed to have something to post on a fairly regular basis was a great push for me. It finally made me tackle a few subjects I had just been thinking about.
This is my husband in deep thought. I do love doing portraits. But I prefer a non traditional pose. I'm thinking about asking you all to send in photos of people that they would like to see me paint. I know this has been done before. Most recently (that I know of) by Maria Bennett Hock. Who did her 30 in 30 paintings of portraits of fellow artists. And even before that by Carol Nelson who collected 100 photos and painted 100 portraits in 100 days! Wow! I could never pull that off with my other responsibilities. But I would like to try a smaller version of that. I really haven't figured out how that would work yet. I guess I'm thinking out loud here. I wonder if how many photos I can get people to send me?
On another note, I'm headed Scottsdale, AZ to visit my sister and Celebration of Fine art next week. I don't think I'll have my computer with me, just my ipad. So this might be the last of my paintings until I get back. This also means I won't be able to ship any paintings until I get back. Sorry for any inconvenience.