Treetop family home

Treetop family home. Open-plan. Great views. — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405 mm, 2019. Available.

My latest six-word painting is more ‘rough art’ rather than fine art. It has lots of texture and touches of iridescent white and shiny gold (which aren’t really showing up in the photos). The nest wasn’t part of the original concept but just sort of appeared while I was working on the composition. Painting this reminded me that when I was very young, I wanted to sleep in the branches of our walnut tree, underneath the stars. Who am I kidding? I still do.

Treetop — Drawing Room mock-up

 

Unplugged

She unplugged and instantly felt better — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 505 mm, 2019. Available.

In my last post, I mentioned my plan to make good use of the body of work I have accumulated as a result last year’s six-word story challenge. I painted my first six-word painting a little over a month ago. Here is the second: She unplugged and instantly felt better. True story : )

She unplugged and instantly felt better — Drawing Room mock-up

A Single Day

Everything Centred Around a Single Day — acrylic on canvas (Drawing Room mock-up), 405 x 405 mm, 2018. Sold.

I’ve been experimenting with my six-word stories again. Several months ago I created a couple of small mixed media versions by transferring printed words onto painted canvases. This time I’ve painted the words so that they are an integral part of an abstract landscape. I’m so pleased with the result that I’m already planning the next one…

A gift (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. The background is a detail of a new work in progress.

20. Renewed, like a gift just opened.

21. You don’t see it? Watch me!

22. The underdog was a dark horse.

23. There is always one last chance.

24. In pursuit… a trail gone cold.

25. The oath was a four-letter word.

26. His hardheaded habits weren’t all bad.

[August prompts: renewed, watch me!, the underdog, last chance, in pursuit, the oath, hard habit.]

Together

Working Together, They Proved Everybody Wrong — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm each, 2018. Available.

Two more mini paintings ~ the title is another of my six-word stories: “Working together, they proved everybody wrong”. It seemed as good a title as any.

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Autocorrect (word prompts)

The following six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

18. He misunderstood and swore under oath.

19. …pursuing him through time and space…

20. I’m happy to be a dreamer.

21. A pathfinder, she led by example.

22. Mea culpa, not “me cuppa”, autocorrect!

23. On the edge, circling and undecided.

24. Her biggest fear was not spiders.

[June prompts: under oath, the huntress, dreamer, pioneer girl, mea cuppa, on the edge, biggest fear…]

Rewriting the narrative (word prompts)

The following six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.

11. Not everyone gets to say goodbye.

12. Changes are changes. That is all.

13. The lone warrior won their respect.

14. The visionary didn’t see history repeating.

15. She dared and called their bluff.

16. The front line was strictly avant-garde.

17. On the scene, rewriting the narrative.

[June prompts: hard truth, changes, lone warrior, the visionary, she dared, front line, on the scene.]

Thesaurus (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.

4. The unknown _______ _______. Fill in the blanks.

5. Stop lying. You’ll give yourself away.

6. The showman relied on looked for found his old timeworn thesaurus.

7. The new kid sang old songs.

8. Overcoming stage fright, enjoying the limelight.

9. The peacemaker’s plan was disarmingly simple.

10. Reaching new heights made her dizzy.

[June prompts: the unknown, real you, the showman, new kid, stage fright, peace maker, new heights.]

Unafraid (word prompts)

“The main inhibitor for creativity is just being scared…. You’re afraid that your ideas aren’t good enough. If you can get over that hump where you don’t care whether your ideas are any good or not, then you can be successful.” James Kochalka

The following six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.

28. She can. Of course she can.

29. She was unafraid… and dangerously optimistic.

30. School’s out! Now life’s lessons begin.

31. Writers gonna write, prompted or not.

1. Reputation shmeputation. It’s actions that matter.

2. Leap? I’m happy with baby steps.

3. Foolhardy, he was clearly not responsible.

[May/June prompts: she can…, unafraid, school’s out!, (no prompt), the lion, leap, daredevil.]

P.S. The background image is a detail of one of the new little paintings which I wrote about in my previous post.