Recently my friend, Marcela embarked on a journey . . . 260 days of making art over the next year and she invited me to join her. In fact, she invited everyone to join her, but on their own terms. That works for me because right now, life for me is about finding balance. So I decided to commit to 182.5 days of making art. Okay, 183 days. That's half a year. That means that over the next year I will spend at least half of the days making some kind of art; a painting, a sketch, a floor mat, ART!
I started off my journey by finishing off this painted floor mat that I was working on. It's 3' x 4' and it was fun to do. I'm thinking I might need to make another for my front door!
I also sewed 4 new cushions for my living room. (The paisley ones, not the orange ones.) Not painted, but creative none the less.
Yesterday was the second day of the journey and I decided to get out a canvas. The end result . . .
10" x 10" - Acrylic on Canvas
Today was a plein air day! After dropping the kids at school, I took some time before meeting my painting buddies (Marcela and George) to photograph the glorious colours of the sunrise. The sky was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to paint some of those images when the inclement weather hits. But, back to today. . . . we met at the Oak Bay Marina where there are a plethora of scenes waiting to be painted. I settled on this lovely little wooden boat with the trees of Glen-Lyon Norfolk school behind. It started out with some decent light but quickly clouded over and cooled off. But, we persevered and this was what I ended up with. .
"Oak Bay Marina, Early Autumn"
10" x 8 " - Oil on Panel
Tonight it's off to pottery class. Yikes! Look out people. I am not the most co-ordinated person in the world. Lord knows where that clay might end up!