Seeing the paintings together like this just reminds me how fast time passes. Too fast! I am so thankful that you followed me through this month. The best part of the challenge is hearing from you! Your kindness and support are true blessings.
I started a Pinterest board at the beginning of this challenge, and I have 550 amazing pins on it! There will be more, as I add collages. You can also see the collages on Leslie’s blog.
I should have named this Urchin Sea study#1. I am going to be really honest and tell you that the vision in my head, is not what you are seeing here. This was a great learning experience, I know what I will do differently next time.
The painted piece actually looks like this. I wanted pattern to be the dominant element. But when I saw the finished piece. It just looked, unfinished to me.
So I got creative in Photoshop. And part of the “mixed media” is the addition of a background. I placed yesterday’s painting behind the urchins, and I added slightly heavier borders as well. Very graphic, the black. Not very painterly perhaps.
I tend to lean to the graphic.
I will be painting this again. I have in mind the idea to use it as a repeating pattern. I used copper on two of the urchins, it never scans well. The grey looking color is actually a soft cream, and it looks better than it shows here.
I want to thank you for following my progress this month. I have so enjoyed hearing from you, our conversations really mean a lot to me. The best part of the challenge is that it is a shared journey, and new friends are often made.
Tomorrow is the last day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Whew! I made it. We made it! I have had so much fun following my fellow artists who are participating. I hope you have peeked at the gallery once or twice, you can find today’s gallery here.
Girls dress mock-up
I haven’t yet turned this painting into a repeating pattern. But I think it would be beautiful on fabric. These mock-ups will give you an idea. It would make a great woman’s dress as well, don’t you think?
I can also incorporate this into a pattern by using it as a fill for shapes.