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Hello again friends! Another week has slipped through 2018 fingers and that also means another week filled with weird art!
This week I felt like a hot pile of garbage for a few days, but I somehow managed to paint an object every day, even if I felt like someone was banging a brick against the side of my skull. Migraines are the worst. Migraines two days in a row should be illegal. Who do I talk to about this?
Enough about that, lets focus on more positive things! Here is a recap of this past week's challenges
January 14th Prompt - Purple Rose
The theme of this week was purple... stuff, but I guess I wasn't married to the idea that EVERYTHING had to be purple. Looking at this photo I realize that there are tiny threads hanging off the petals and I just want to reach inside the screen and cut them!
January 15th Prompt - Lavender
I realized after painting these that they basically lost their "lavender" qualities and now it looks like some mystical underwater Atlantis plant. Which I'm not mad about.
January 16th Prompt - Wisteria
I enjoy doing detail work; for example when I was a florist I looooooved making corsages. It was like making wearable art! I think that's why I enjoyed painting these teenie tiny petals so much. Brought back fond memories it did. *queue sappy music*
January 17th Prompt - Orchid
This was for sure my favorite this week. Painting each flower took a long time, maybe a couple hours, but it was worth it in the end. It looks almost like a Van Gogh orchid plant...maybe, or maybe I'm seeing things.
January 18th Prompt - Eggplant... No wait Peacock Feather... Ugh ok just a feather!
This was the day that my head felt like it was literally going to explode. I completely forgot that I wanted this day to be 'eggplant' day... working title... and switched it up with another day. Well no one told me that peacock feathers don't take paint very well. They kind of curl up into a little ball like a toddler that was just told Barney isn't a a real dinosaur. After a quick search I decided to say screw it and painted on this calligraphy pen. It actually does look really nice and I feel ultra fancy when I'm writing my fan letters to Jeff Bridges.
January 19th Prompt - Eggplant
Ok,, I never claimed that EVERY object I painted would be a masterpiece. That's why this is a challenge, I'm challenging myself to turn something as odd as an eggplant into something pleasant to look at. I mean come on have you seen how an eggplant really looks. It's kind of uncomfortable. On a side note, painting on the inside of an eggplant is really very satisfying. There should really be some ASMR videos out there about it.
January 20th Prompt - Cabbage
Glitter covers all sins right? I started painting this and had a grand vision of intricate wavy lines on the inside of the cabbage, but when I started painting I realized that this purple dude wasn't going to cooperate with me. So I worked with the cabbage and not against it, but covering every inch of it in glitter. Take that purple dude.
That's this week! The trials and tribulations. The tears and triumphs. Every week I think I gain a bit more of an understanding about how paint adheres to different surfaces and what works and doesn't.
I will be posting this week's prompts shortly, so stay tuned and if you want to participate in this challegne (even if it's just for a week) feel free! Use the hashtag #365daysofcolor and message me with your art. I will feature everyone who participates in my future posts.
Remember space cabbage is always watching over you. Always. (I couldn't think of anything else to say to end this....)
Art Supplies used in this challenge
- Priming Gesso
- Color Shift Paint aka magical paint
- High Quality Acrylic Paints
- Artificial Orchid Plant
- Artificial Lavender Flowers