30 Paintings in 30 Days 2014 – Day 3

SONY DSCDay 3 – 6″ by 6 ” acrylic abstract expressionism

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It’s Day 3 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. This piece was calming to paint — in shades of the same color scheme with enhancement, I was surprised when I looked at it and saw the landscape appear. It drew me in and I put “…stay…stay…stay” into it as a reminder to stay in the present moment.

Staying is so helpful when painting, when writing, when doing just about anything. And, the more you practice it, the more your creativity will come to life. Try it.


dca7c-bkatwork“Staying” has an entirely different meaning for Bugsy and me.  It means… “STOP!” It means… “DON’T GRAB THE BACON OUTA THAT PAN!” And it means… “IF YOU MOVE ONE MUSCLE, YOU’RE IN BIG TROUBLE, BUSTER BOY!”

Let it be known that, from this point forward, Bugsy and I intend to interpret the word “stay” by HH’s definition at the beginning of this post.   So……….. if she tells me to stay when I’m reaching for the bacon, I’ll just remind myself to be fully present in the here-and-nowness of it all as I run off to the other room to eat it.

You all are my witnesses, I’m right, right?

About loubelcher

I'm a freelance artist and writer. I enjoy anything whimsical and my art and writing generally concentrate on the lighter side of life.
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21 Responses to 30 Paintings in 30 Days 2014 – Day 3

  1. mariodacat says:

    You are right, right, right pal.

  2. Fuzzy Tales says:

    Our human needs to practice Lou’s version of “stay.” 🙂

    We love the colours you’ve used in your painting, btw.

  3. We too like the colours. Stay hmmm is a word for those times we do selective hearing. Need to practice more. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I feel as though I am under water as I look at this painting. I like it a lot…I keep looking at it to see what else I can find in there.
    Happy weekend!

  5. Frankie and Ernie says:

    THIS would be an EXCELLENT Companion for Yesterday’s.

  6. Brian says:

    We like Stay lots and we think you are right too!

  7. cecilia07 says:

    Humans are such fuss budgets. To me stay…means sit down and stay a spell and yes you ay have bacon! Lots of hugs
    Madi your bfff

  8. Knuckles, we support you 100%.

  9. We like the way you think, Knuckles! Anything that gets you more bacon is a good plan.

  10. Knuckles I LOVE how you think! Love, Cody

  11. Knuckle´s I will remember this forever 🙂

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