As most of you know I was in a serious car accident over Memorial Day weekend with my husband. This was two and a half months after my sweet mother passed away. Thank you for your patience and kindness. We are fine and moving forward with optimism and much gratitude.
I have been participating in a yearlong on-line class taught by Carla Sonheim from Seattle, WA. The focus is working in a series.
My first series was work I created using my Great Aunt Ruth’s photo album. The photos dated from the 1920s to the 1940s. Many were taken in New Orleans. My hometown.
I set parameters for my images. They would be 18″ x 24″, acrylic over watercolor color field painting, and on paper.
Before I began I tested my new technique on 9″ x 12″ paper.
I enjoyed this layering of acrylic over watercolor, so moved forward in a larger format.
I have just completed my second series which I will show you next time. Be careful out there!
This 100 day challenge has been such a learning experience. Honestly there are days when I think, “What in the world am I going to paint?” I sit down at the drafting table and look at the dreaded white paper. Sometimes I flip through books for ideas.
My mother had a series of books called Great Museums of the World published by Newsweek in the 1960s. When she begged me to take some of her books I took these. I peruse one at a time for inspiration. The first one is the Tokyo Museum.
Now I am perusing the book on the Pinakothek in Munich. This is a museum I have actually been to. It was about 40 years ago and had become the old and new Pinakothek.
Ever notice how many of my paintings have women with tilted heads? Well, there are a lot of Madonnas in my art history books from college. That seemed to be the pose of the day in the Renaissance. So the secret has been revealed, I don’t tilt my head and look in the mirror for inspiration.
I am presently on day 156 so will catch you up on the last few week’s work. Prices are now $45 for matted and archival wrapped paintings. Framed work is $100. Shipping is not included.
So there you have another 25 days of watercolors, some days mixed media, but always with watercolor included. All paintings are $45, matted and sealed. $100. for framed art. I am happy to send a higher resolution photo to you if you would like to see a better image.
It is absolutely the right time to be thinking about commissions for gifts. Portraits of people, places or pets are all popular items. To see more you can click here.
Thank you to those of you who write and/or purchase artwork and to those who quietly enjoy.
The tranquility the 100 day project has brought me has been very rewarding. Therefore I have continued on. Below are the next 25. All are priced at $15 as the previous 100.
The next 25 will be matted and sealed so the prices will be going up. As soon as those are completed I will let you know the new prices.
Thank you to all of you who have purchased my 100DayProject art. You encourage me with this and with your “likes” on facebook.
If you are beginning to think about gifts I hope you will remember I am always available for commissioned portraits of your pets, your home or people you love, or even don’t love:) I guarantee the recipient will be touched by the gift.
And, if you are in the Atlanta area we can arrange a surprise “reveal” that will never be forgotten. I have done several of these that result in tears of happiness.
so here we go through the last 25 days…
If you are interested in any of these or other paintings please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am happy to ship artwork to you anywhere in the United States and Canada. All artwork pictured here is $15. plus shipping. Prices for new artwork numbered 126 and above will be going up. It is time to begin thinking about gift giving.
Some of you may be following me on twitter or facebook so this is old news, however if you do not, I am participating in a 100 Day Project sponsored by The Great Discontent. 100 days of making, showing up and sharing on Instagram.
I chose 100 days of watercolor and began with a subject dear to my heart. Horses!
Time for something a little more traditional. Flowers.
I was really having fun with people so made a trip back to their world.
Maybe make them my special people, thin people.
and so it goes…
Because this a new medium for me I am offering all of these watercolors, in their various sizes for $15.00 plus shipping. Yes, $15.00 for an original painting, not a print. Many of them have been sold so if you see one you like message me and reserve it for a gift to yourself or someone else. You can follow me on instagram and facebook at BethRommelStudio or on twitter as Beth Rommel.