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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 11 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the 11th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017.



Brookside Cabin
by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
7 x 5 inches

This is another mixed media work that utilized the underpainting created by Art Graf pigments (see Jan. 8 blog).  You will also recognize the cabin;  here it is turned using different paint colors and light conditions.   

The colorful underpainting created the base for the fall colors in the woods behind the cabin.  A little of this same underpainting color extended further down the piece of paper which gave me the idea to create a small reflection.  The challenge was to create a brook to contain that reflection in the lower two-thirds of the work.  

Several practice runs finally yielded a result that looked like it belonged with the cabin and woods.  And I was reminded again that the beauty of this challenge is not to create "blue-ribbon" art.  This challenge is to consistently spend extra time painting and experimenting to create your best art.

Thank you for keeping up with my progress.  


4 comments:

  1. I love how the light pools in front of the cabin. The trees are wonderful, and the reflection such a nice surprise. Wonderful work Judith :)

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  2. After a long day your nice comment was truly appreciated. This little work took several tries -- that is so nice about acrylic. So glad to read that you enjoyed it.

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  3. Love the subtle foreground and then the beautiful colours that draw your eye back to the cabin. I have been looking at some of your other work - not just the 30in30 - your florals are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  4. The florals are my favorite- thanks! I appreciate your comments that this little painting's composition worked......very nice to hear.

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