Wednesday, 1 January 2014

And Away We Goooooo . . . . . . #1 of 30

"Christmas Orange"
6" x 6" - Oil on Canvas

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!   I had such a good time doing the last 30 in 30 challenge with Marcela in September and have been really looking forward to this one.   News has spread here in our city and there are now quite a number of my fellow Victoria artists participating in this new challenge.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

As I expected, life conspired against me today.  Company stopped by for a visit this morning, dog needed walking, I had to get my workout in, Christmas needed to be put away for another year and of course there was a New Year's Day dinner to make.   So, I'm a little late to the party today, but here never the less!  Finally got to my studio at 4:45 today.

One of the final Christmas oranges.  Something just seems to make them more festive when they are decked out in their green paper wrappings.  These were Japanese mandarins and oh, so sweet! 

The last few paintings I have done have been acrylics and it felt awfully good to be digging back into the oils today.  They are so juicy and slippery and fun to paint with!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS, first on taking the challenge and second for beginning the today's painting at 4:45PM!
    Good to hear you sing the praises of oils. No other medium is as richly sensual, they are like painting with butter!

  2. That's beautiful, Sharlene! The key is pick something we love to paint and not too big and, yes, do it in oils, well...that's the only medium I can paint with, I admire you eclectic painters. And then there is that life thing that gets in the way of time scheduling, oh well, only proves how nothing can stop us. Now onto the next one...

  3. this is really beautiful! i love the composition, the palette, just really lush and lovely! good luck to you as well, so looking forward to seeing more!

    and thank you too for your comment and good wishes!

  4. Lovely use of color and light. I'm just starting my art journey. 30 in 30 is a great inspiration. Thanks!