Days 4 and 5 of the 30 in 30 Painting Challenge

Day 4… This one is pen and ink on 140 -pound watercolor paper. Lots of ink. Haven’t drawn one of these in a long time. Enjoyed it.

Day 5… This one is acrylic paint on gallery-wrapped canvas. After 4 days of close work, I needed a day to paint loose. Felt great!

Thanks for stopping by.


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Day 3 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

This one is called Chatting  and is pen and ink on 140 pound watercolor paper.  Who likes whimsy?

Just a short post today to keep up with the paintings.

More tomorrow…

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Day 2 of 2018 30 in 30 Challenge

This is Day 2 – a painting for the second day of Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.This one is in pen, ink, and Tombow markers on 140-pound watercolor paper. I love whimsy. This one was fun to do.

From The Boys…

Knuckles again… Getting his easy on.

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.

Have a great day…

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Day 1: September 2018 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

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Today’s topic: It’s September 1st and my friend and fellow painter Sheila has talked me into another 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Today is the start, and here is Day 1
If you haven’t heard about the challenge, several hundred painters from around the world commit to paint and post a painting a day for the month of September.
This year I have chosen the theme of abstract flowers using mixed media of acrylics and mark-making tools, and I will paint on 10″ x 7″ 140-pound watercolor paper, and my intent is to study shapes of flower parts and their surroundings in the process.
Enjoy and check this space for daily paintings for the next 29 days… I’m not shy to say that a painting-a-day is a push, so would be grateful for any words of encouragement you can spare as the month progresses.  And… the challenge is open to all. So, check it out (google : Leslie Saeta) and join in if you like… And, yes, I’m probably crazy to do this… LOL! 🌾🌱🌾😁 Happy Day #1!
(P.S. 😔 posts for the rest of the month will be shorter. This one is long as it’s the intro.)
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More flowers…

Sunday flowers. Actually, any day of the week is a good day for flowers. I think I may paint so many florals because real flowers don’t work here with the boys. They think they are food…

Guess who loves his toy so much that he carries it from room to room. Today he brought it in the living room and used it for a pillow for his nap.

That’s all for today.

Have a great week…

Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles, and Lou

Oh… And we are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog

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A Bouquet of Brushes…

I love these brushes. I received this set of flat brushes from Artify to try out.. They are super… I tried them this week with this flower sketch. Smooth… I used acrylic paint on canvas and just played around with abstract flowers. The brushes are great if you’re looking for flats… (sizes 1 through 8). They hold lots of paint, but they don’t plop it all down on your painting at once. And not one loose bristle on the entire painting. Easy clean up too.

I also have a new set of watercolor brushes… Beautiful. I’m very pleased with them also…

This is a work in progress, — started, but not finished.

So, that’s what’s happening over here with art…

In addition, I’ve been walking every morning at 6:30 AM… Wish I had started that earlier time sooner. Have seen some beautiful sunrises. It’s very hot and steamy, but they tell me that’s good for me. That might be a story, but I’ll stick with the walking.

Here’s Bugsy’s selfie for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog…

Have a great day…

Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

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You all know that I’ve been aiming, and failing, at minimalism for a couple years now.   Last week my brother sent me a photo of boxes of stuff he had cleaned out.  I responded to his text, “minimalism?” and he responded to mine, “lessism.”  What a great term. Not as threatening and demanding as minimalism.  That’s what I’m shooting for now.  just a little less stuff each week.

I acquired some new paint brushes this week.  They are fantastic. Was going to blog a review of them today, but I’ll wait until I try a few more things with them.  This is the mess I made with them today.

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Hope you join in too.

Here’s Bugsy…

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles, and Lou

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