Happy 2nd Annaversary

My little blog turned two today. Wow ― has it really been two years since I started blogging? I thought I’d mark the occasion by making a list of my top ten arty milestones (my personal favourites) from the last year. Click on the images to view the original posts…

Getting seriously out of my comfort zone with wacky colours and peculiar perspectives

Getting seriously out of my comfort zone with wacky colours and peculiar perspectives

Creating my first abstract painting

Creating my first abstract painting

Photographing some of my favourite sketches in situ

Photographing some of my favourite sketches in situ

Appreciating the generosity of other bloggers (my thanks to Poppy for providing the reference photo for this sketch)

Appreciating the generosity of other bloggers (my thanks to Poppy for providing the reference photo for this sketch)

Tackling a favourite subject of one of my art heroes

Tackling a favourite subject of one of my art heroes

Upcycling an unusual family heirloom (a threadbare tea towel), a very personal project

Upcycling an unusual family heirloom (a threadbare tea towel), a very personal project

Anna Cull Tram

Being inspired by other artists…

...to see the world with fresh eyes

…to see the world with fresh eyes

Realising that thick paint and black outlines can make a subject look more realistic (it still seems counterintuitive to me... but it reallly does work)

Discovering the magic of bold outlines

Painting on a stretched canvas for the first time

Painting on a stretched canvas for the first time

So there you are… all in all, I’d call that a very productive year. Thanks for reading.

29 thoughts on “Happy 2nd Annaversary

  1. zookyworld

    Congrats on two years! This is a fantastic list of artworks that you’ve created in the past year. A variety of different styles, too — you’re certainly stretching with different approaches.

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  2. poppytump

    OH Anna what a lovely gallery of your Artistic achievements !
    Many Congratulations 🙂
    You really have extended and challenged yourself much to the delight of myself and others as can be seen from comments and visits you have throughout each and every one of your lovely blog posts .
    Thank you for the mention ..I hesitate to say but thanks to another generous blogger I have a reference image too I hope to tackle in some way in the future .. I hope they will be as thrilled with the result as I was when you felt inspired to create a completely new piece of art of your own from my photo .

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    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Ah Poppy — Thank you. I’m glad you’re enjoying my art journey (I know I am!)…

      And I look forward to seeing your next collaboration too : )

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    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Thanks. I’ll always have a soft spot for #1 because it was my first stretched canvas AND I had no idea that I could paint like that : )

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