I’ve never been glib. I am not good at thinking up witty responses (in time for them to have any effect), nor am I good at slogans. For that reason, I never considered going into advertising with my art. What I can do is portray emotions, and paint them. So this is how I imagine lady liberty is feeling right now. #drawingaday #seattleartleague .
Since yesterday, my true love spent over an hour renewing the shine on my Revereware copper bottomed tea kettle, I decided it was only fitting that I should paint it for the reflective exercise. Today is about as dark and shadowless as a day can be in Seattle, so thanks to artificial light, I found plenty of reflections on everything, the teapot, the mug, the pepper grinder, the palette, and even the pencils. I am really enjoying this most creative challenge, put on by Ruthie atSeattle Artist League.
For day 9 of the drawing a day challenge started by Seattle Artist League, the suggestion was to paint a dream. And I thought of all kinds of dreams I could have had, but then realized I did have a dream, a real dream come true, when Barack Obama became President of the United States and served two terms. My dream was that our country was progressive enough to elect him. And it was! I celebrated that dream with this painting.
It seems to be a custom among artists to join up 30 day challenges to keep us painting, particularly in January. I joined this challenge, which is coming from the Seattle Artist League which is located somewhere in North Seattle. We are told that we can take 15 minutes to paint or draw something. The Challenge this day was “Something that flies” I thought of my husband’s bees. Anyone can participate, check it out.
Just for fun, I decided to make a personalized Christmas card for next year, but I couldn’t wait. I found some musical angels painted by Memling, and shamelessly changed their faces. Happy Holidays to everyone!