Tag Night

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Eventide

Evening, night, dusk, twilight, eventide – my creativity ignites when the moon rises and the stars glisten hello. My best writing and musing takes place, ideas, inspiration, and lately second winds that send me into mad sewing escapades. So when Creative Every Day mentioned that February’s theme was night, two things happened: my inner night owl was pleased, and I finally realized how I was going to finish the painting in my bedroom (and tie in the plum hues).
Plum Stars
Plum stars. Magical, flowy, windswept plum stars that tie the plum fabric in with a whimsical-wanna-be-bohemian-hug.

Plum

 

A Block Of Sky

The last night in Oregon was stunning. We drove through the desert to this place overlooking the town we had been staying in. The bright clouds clashed against the dark sky creating a perfect backdrop for the final scene of our business there. As we were driving I was wishing I’d be able to somehow capture a glimpse of what that looked and felt like.

I painted on a wood square that I picked up at Michael’s because I’ve been wanting to try that and it somehow seemed fitting. I might try to paint similar pieces in the future on canvas – I really love how this turned out.

Oil Painting: night scene part 2

Last night (even though some pulled muscles impeded my ability to go to class) I finished my first oil painting. I’ll post more pictures next week when it’s all dry (or at least, way more dry than it is right now). But here is the current finished product:

Stargazing

I’m really proud of how the lighting turned out – the stars need a little work but I think they fit well and add a little bit of a whimsical feel. By the next painting though, I’m hoping to acquire some glitter and toothpicks so the stars look a little nicer. I tried to get the same effect using sparkly nail polish, it’s a little too early to tell how well that worked.

I also made my own palette (as seen on the right…with all the paint on it)  using a piece of cardboard covered in wax paper (liberally taping it together) to make putting foil on and taking it off easier and hopefully will help keep the cardboard protected. I opted for this over just using foil because the oil paints are already harder to mix and I needed something thick that I could hold and put pressure on while mixing.

New Painting: Preview

My husband and I have been working through Battlestar Galactica, we’re currently on Season 4 and we love it. Last week we realized that instead of working on one oil painting in art class, we’ll probably end up working on two, so I was trying to figure out what to use my second canvass on, and it hit me. We’ve been wanting to do something BSG related in the office, so I came up with this.
I call it, Starbuck’s Destiny.

Starbuck's Destiny BSG Sketch

It’s great because it keeps with my night/dark scene concepts that I’ve been wanting to work on (apparently, people rarely do that, go figure) and is also something derived from something current…and honestly, I’m really proud of my adaptation of the Cylon Raider.