Wow, what a long title ! Sorry about that.
A week ago, Kira (aka Journal Girl) and I were talking together when the idea of starting together a new year-long challenge came along in the conversation. We don’t want to feel any pressure. Just have fun, and be accountable with each other.
Our goal is to paint a finished painting a week. It can be on canvas (stretched or loose), on wood, on canvas board, whatever as long as it does not belong to our art journals. It can be small if the week is busy or bigger if we feel that way. No theme or prompt to work on. Just having fun.
We’ll be glad to have you play along with us. If you are interested, you can contact her to be added in our Facebook circle. We are several ladies there now, we seek for advices, feedbacks, motivation together.
This week, I created two artworks. I’ll talk about the second one later (around Monday or Tuesday). This is the one i created with the challenge in mind:
At that stage, it was supposed to be… an owl. I was clearly seeing it.
And then, as I always do, I asked m husband “what do you think of it ?” The answer was “ooooh a dog ! see, there it’s the body, here it’s an eye”, showing it to me as he was speaking.
Of course, it became obvious that there WAS a dog hiding in my painting and that I couldn’t let him in the dark. So I traced his contours, trying to make it stand out more. Which was a failure, in my opinion. But still, i like it.
I am in a dripping period. I always LOVED dripping paint, and there is more and more.
Here is what it looks like now:
I love this eye, kind of disturbing ! I think I may work even more on it.
One eyed dog. Great. I actually see two dogs in your outlining/tracing. There is the head with the eye and the part attached to it- that looks like the side of the dog… or profile, the nose, mouth area.