Art Battle 20-minute Training Painting #3 – BEFORE
This was one of the 20-minute training paintings I did in preparation for Art Battle Alberta in Red Deer. It was originally really dark (see above), and I didn’t like it (pretty sure nobody else did, either!). I decided to work it some more and I am happy I did (see below).
“Out of the Darkness”, 16″ x 20″ – AFTER
I am currently raising money for my friend Nicole by donating all of my sale proceeds until Thursday to her. To read more about this, go here. To have a little fun, I decided to do an auction, too!
“Out of the Darkness” measures 16″ x 20″.
This painting is now up for auction!
Starting bid: $100
Shipping not included. ($30 Canada, $40 US)
Please enter your bid in the comment section of this post. Bidding ends at 10 pm M.S.T., Thursday, August 7, 2014.
TODAY ONLY, this 20-minute painting is pay-what-you-want! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me:
1. Why you want the painting.
2. Your offer.
Please remember that shipping is extra ($30 to Canada, $40 to US).
This morning, I brought my three children to Griffith Woods. My 8-year old son insisted he wasn’t coming, that I am not the boss of him, and as usual, I calmly replied that I am the boss of where he goes, but he is the boss of how he feels about it. I mentioned to him that the last time I was there, I brought my special rock, and set it in front of “my tree“, to gather some energy from the sun and the Earth. This piqued his interest, and he ran to his room to gather his special rocks.
What was supposed to be a 10-minute walk turned into over an hour, with all the children talking eagerly about whether their rocks wanted to be placed in the water, if they wanted to go gather more sun energy, which trees were calling to them, and the best part.. my son insisted that we come back in two days to visit the rock he left behind in the stream, and also, that this was so much fun, Mom!!
SelfLove365: Day 192
I met Chris Cromwell tonight at the “Abstract” show at the Lovecraft Gallery. He is insanely inspiring, and an amazing artist. We share a love for colour, without a doubt.
I was also told tonight, by two people, that I inspired them to paint. This makes me so happy! Yay!
I spent the afternoon painting at Lovecraft Gallery, which means company, different music than I’m used to, and a change of scenery. I found myself painting slowly; it almost felt too slow, after all the 20-minute paintings I’ve been doing! After a discussion of tentacles, I noticed that there were tentacle-ish shapes appearing on my painting, something new. They look more like brains, or Korean graffiti, maybe. I’m liking it, whatever it is.