Small painting : big title (yes, another six-word story).
I’ve been on one of my painting journeys over the last few weeks, revisiting Sparkle and Shine, a landscape (pondscape?) from 2013.
WIP #1 I started with black canvases and used intense colours for the underpainting because I wanted the lily pads to really stand out against the blue-black water.
WIP #2 Then I painted green over the pink and yellow over the purple. Lighter blue ‘sparkle’ shapes were introduced to the water.
WIP #3 The final stage included adding touches of pink for the highlights.
I’m going to wait a week or so for them to dry properly, varnish them (because I think reflections should be glossy and I want the water to look deliciously dark and deep), and then these four new paintings will be available on Etsy.
‘The Colour of Snow’, my first ever painting on canvas, is now finally framed ~ it only took me five years to get around to it! Click on the photo to read the original post (and to see the painting without the reflecting glass).
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali
Now framed, ‘The High Country’ will be making its debut at this year’s Pegasus Bay Art Show (Waimakariri, NZ). Artworks from 78 local artists will be exhibited and available for purchase. There will also be an art display by the children of Pegasus Bay School which I am very much looking forward to seeing. The art show runs from 21st – 23rd September.
🏔 Onward and upward. 🏔
These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background is a detail of a new mini abstract (below) created with some of the paint left over from ‘The High Country’ and a little added purple.
6. Studied. Tested. Passed. Celebrated. Tested again.
7. The overburdened workhorse summoned the cavalry.
8. The inventor improvised, creating pure fiction.
9. Her instincts were hardly ever wrong.
10. The summit wasn’t their high point.
11. Her big break was not “lucky”!
12. The grind required fresh beans daily.
[August prompts: tested, workhorse, the inventor, instincts, summit, big break, the grind.]