Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Little Gallery and the 30 in 30 Challenge

This is a picture of my office wall at my day job. As you can see there are multiple artists and different subject matter but the uniformity comes in with each having the same 6x6 dimensions and that I have placed them (or tried to) with the same space between each. My plan is to continue to add to my collection. Who knows maybe one day it will cover my whole wall!

Here are some observations about my little collection; at least once a day someone stops by and will look at my wall. Even if the person has studied it before they will have a new favorite or haven't noticed a piece and will make a comment. My wall has started many conversations without me saying anything. People enjoy taking a break and looking at the wall. I have been able to relay a little info on the artists, where they live and how they sell their paintings.

Speaking of which...there is a "30 paintings in 30 days challenge" starting September 1. It has been created and hosted by artist Leslie Saeta. I will be participating. Yes, I am crazy but I do have a strategy. Paint small, real small. My paintings will be 4x4s. I plan on selling them through the site starting at $30.00. You should see something new each day in September from me  :)

If you were interested in knowing how I mounted my is the system. I used a level tool and 3M mounting strips. I envisioned the whole collection in the shape of a rectangle and tried to center it on my wall. I also tried to keep the same space between each piece.  Maybe you will start collecting small works and creating your own little gallery. There will be over 200 artists participating in the upcoming 30 in 30 Challenge.

Have a good 3 day weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Striped Umbrella

My painting friend Carla was kind enough to share the photo reference for this scene. I can't wait to see what her version looks like. Maybe she will have it done by the time I see her next Tuesday, when we are meeting up to paint.  6x6 acrylic on gessobord. SOLD

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Observer

This is for the Daily Paintworks Raven Challenge. I completed this painting on Sunday. It was used as a break from a larger more complicated painting I am working on. Very fun shapes and colors. 6x6 acrylic on gessobord. SOLD