The 30 Day Challenge is over, we are well into February, and I'm working on new painting projects and other things too! The feedback from the challenge has been tremendous and I am working on a couple projects for shows as a result. Stay tuned. Below are the last few paintings and of the collage I created of all the paintings.
Sheila 30 paintings in 30 days Collage
Day 27 - "Winter Sentinel Sketch 5" acrylic on panel 6X8 in.
Day 28- "Prairie T-Juction Sketch 1" Acrylic on panel 6X8 in.
Day 29 - "Prairie T-Junction Sketch 2" acrylic on canvas 8X10 in.
Day 30 - "Winter Prairie Sentinels Sketch 8" acrylic on canvas panel 9X12 in.
"Do You Want This?" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 8X10 in.
I submitted this work for jurying to the Lake Country Art Gallery for consideration for the Annual Members Show. I had a hard time selecting a painting for this year's jurying process and I almost decided NOT to submit. I thought of submitting Day 30 or Day 29 from above, but felt they weren't polished enough...In the end I chose the one above one because I felt it was my favourite. It was not accepted and I was a bit disappointed for a little while and I'm sure when I go to the exhibit I may feel that pang of regret. But artist's need to learn to accept rejection...
I asked for feedback from the jury and I laughed!! My gut instinct to go with something else was something perhaps I should have paid attention to. The jurors felt that I've shown this type of work several times now locally and would have liked me to submit something a bit different! This one came close to getting in, but it just didn't resonate! So in my heart, I knew...the moral of the story...I need to listen to my gut!!
As for doing different work...stay tuned...I have a couple new projects I'm working on!
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Fender California Kingman SCE
Art and Luthrie Ami Parlour
In case I didn't have enough to do, I decided that now was the time to learn to play the guitar! I caved into peer pressure and music envy from my friends that can really play- looking at YOU two A. and M. It's all YOUR fault! I've had lots of music training in my youth, Royal conservatory Piano...quit before I got my Grade 8 when I was in my final year of high school and I played flute in concert band for many years...I just seemed to give up playing music once I hit university.
The lovely blue guitar is one I got for my youngest son for him to learn on. It's a parlour size but its a lovely guitar and has a great sound and one that I started taking lessons on. BUT the guitar above was a recent purchase...an impulse buy...which I don't do that often but couldn't resist!! Never go with your good friend to help her buy a 12 string guitar and come away with your own guitar AND an AMP!! I have it on good authority that I got a steal and that this guitar is a great guitar! Whew! Now I just have to learn to play well!! Wish me luck! Now where did I put that pick? ....better go practice!