#100artworkschallenge is underway! I’m really excited about it and thankful I stumbled upon it. It’s so neat to have a group of artists to “work with” from afar.
I’ve shared a little bit before about how I desire to paint more loosely, more freely, more intuitively and emotionally. In the past, I’ve painted based off of something I could see – a photograph, usually. I was re-creating a moment. But something about that was lacking for me. I want to paint to express what is IN me, how I see things, and how I feel things. I want to be inspired by what I see, but I don’t want to be led by it (Does that make sense?). With #100artworkschallenge I will be working out what exactly this means to me.
My subject will be landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes because and I love how they can shape a mood and evoke emotion or feeling. I love how they can transport me to another place or another time. I love how full of life and universal they are. There are endless possibilities for how to create them with color combinations and styles.
For the first 25 or so of these 100 artworks, I’ll be doing a series called “Sister Skies.”
I don’t have any biological sisters. I do; however, have a lot of sisters in the Lord who I can not imagine life without. In Nashville, I am a part of a body of believers who meet organically in homes and share life together. I am VERY grateful for this group and I truly consider them my family. There are about 25 woman in the group who I call my sisters and these “Sister Skies” will be inspired by them.
For each painting, I will start by thinking about one of these ladies. I will then paint a scene that feels to me like they feel to me. I’ll do my best not to overthink or complicate the process. I’m just going to let these inspiring individuals… inspire me!
Each will be on a 4 x 4 x 1.5 inch gallery wrapped canvas. In the end, I believe that these paintings will be a collection that is better together than as separate pieces, because WE are.
Here is #1 in the series.
She is full of peace and rest,
is bright and inviting,
and has a softness to her that makes you want to
pull up a chair and stay a while.
Today, I painted the first layer of paint on 4 more canvases. I can’t wait to get to them and see how they turn out! Stay tuned!