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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 28 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the 28th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017.

Woods and Patterns
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper 
8 x 8 inches

After nearly 4 weeks of almost-following the landscape challenges provided in my library book, it is time to "branch" out and explore what the landscape could become.  This is exactly what I have been waiting to do!

This abstracted landscape utilizes negative painting.  The underpainting was a collection of random shapes and colors. The trees were created by painting the background shapes around them.  The underpainting is still visible in the patterns on the tree trunks and branches.   The two branches and leaves were the final layer added to the work.

I appreciate your support through this challenge and hope that you keep it up these last couple days. 


  1. This is beautiful Judith. Such a great composition - the horizontal landscape lines and then the strong verticals of the trees. The dark blue 'leaves' work so well against the softer colours. Just the right amount!

  2. I appreciate your comments. Thank you so much.

  3. The deep cobalt captures my eye immediately. Always a favorite. And it is the perfect touch for the soft palette. I love the shapes, the trunks, the mix of horizontal and vertical as Janet mentioned. Wonderful Judith!

  4. Thanks your comments are so insightful?