Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sometimes...and happy 400 to me!

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the things that need to get done and I over think.
I spend way too long trying to think of the best idea EVER instead of
just sitting down and going with whatever comes to me naturally. 
I'm in the process of doing 10 small paintings for the gallery that I belong
to for our annual 100 for $100 show in December.
I don't do small well.
I like BIG paintings with BIG color and pattern.
I use a lot of patterned paper in my art so I need to do BIG to keep the print in proportion to my art.
So you can see my problem with doing 10 8"x10" paintings, right?

I decided on a theme to make things a little bit easier.
Christmas is coming and doing something seasonal also helps.

So with that in mind I did tons and tons of sketches trying to
decide the best way to do these paintings.
I hated everything I came up with.

So Saturday I just opened up a canvas and drew whatever
came to me right on to the canvas.
In permanent marker!!

One down...9 more to go!
The theme here is don't over think, just go with it. 

I will be having a print SALE on Black Friday,
Buy 2 get 1 FREE!

All of my new paintings will be available in print form on that day.

This is my 400th post. Yay!!

Enjoy your day!


Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Congrats on you 400th post. That is quite an accomplishment! I adore your cute. Good luck on creating the next 9 beauties. :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congrats on your 400th post! YIPPEE!

I can't wait to see your other lovelies!! This one is beautiful!


sugar Creek said...

Oh she's beautiful! Can't wait to see the others! Congrats on #400, that is awesome!

Clare said...

400 posts - wow that is very impressive. I love how you used permanent marker - that's commitment and nerve. Love the painting, colours work really well together.

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

I love this post! It's encouraging, because I have been over-thinking my Fruit of the Spirit's frustrating sometimes. I love the colors in this.