Friday, 30 January 2015

Day 30 - The Finish

This is the last painting in the 30 in 30 days challenge - Day 31 will be a composite of all of them together.

I have learned a lot while doing this challenge, I have worked hard, often rising early and/or working late to get many pieces finished.  I did extra at the weekends in an attempt to get a head start for the coming week.  I found that having several on the go at once to be very fruitful, it stopped me worrying about each one individually, if I struggled with one, I could put it aside, while I worked on another.

I intended to stick with 6"x6" at the beginning, but soon found myself  working larger and this has encouraged me to think about working on even bigger canvases in the future.

The list of mixed media techniques that I began with have mostly been tried out, apart from wax, so that is something I shall be trying at my own leisure in future.

Thanks everyone for coming to visit my blog and for leaving such encouraging comments, it has helped me to keep going, even when it was tough.

20 comments:

Images Animated Gif said...

A beautiful and relaxing weekend evening to you!
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Andersson Blue Design said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations! Maybe we meet again in the next challenge!

Sue Marrazzo said...

So NICE to meet you and your ART through this challenge! Nice Job...'Hope to keep in touch.
Good LUCK = )

Rolina said...

Thanks Andersson Blue - looking forward to it already!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue, I am going to carry on following all the lovely artists I have met!

Jessica P said...

Rols this is absolutely AMAZING...your use of color is just incredible.

Jessica P said...

...and I forgot to say CONGRATS on your 30 day challenge! That is a great accomplishment, and you have so much to show for it. xoxo

Kim Stenberg said...

Beautiful colors and terrific composition. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

Rolina said...

Thanks Jessica and Kim - it has been a great deal of fun!

Win Dinn said...

Love the looseness of the calligraphic lines on this one - juicy! Thanks for paying a visit to my blog, and for your thoughtful comment to 'add to the list'!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lovely finish!!

I want to try encaustics so bad, but I think the fumes would set off my asthma big time :/

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer!

It does bother my asthma too - I may stick to dry wax medium and see how that goes.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

let us know how that goes :)

hate having occupational induced asthma, too many artist supplies are bad for people :/

Angeline-Marie Martinez said...

Just had to stop by and say hello!

I am loving your approach and style to making your pieces: stamps, stencils, etc. all made by you.

COOL!

Congratulations on finishing the challenge, too!

Smiles & Florida sun!

Kathy Elliott said...

I've e enjoyed seeing your work and wish I could see it in person! You have a beautiful series going on! Congratulations!

carol edan said...

Love the coloring... pink and turquoise.... also found doing several very helpful....

SMV said...

Congratulations, Rolina, on finishing the challenge and showing us such stunningly beautiful artwork. This piece looks like fine silk - gorgeous.

Sheila said...

Great piece Rolina! Congratulations on a fabulous month!

April Rimpo said...

Another lovely painting. Your colors are so calming. I found working ahead also helped a lot with keeping stress low. Keep in touch.

Sandy Sandy said...

I loved the interaction you provided throughout the challenge, Rolina. It helped to know that someone was going through the same daily dilemmas and processes. Your kind words often gave me the fuel I needed to charge ahead. Your work is amazingly beautiful and I hope to see it in person some day. I will keep an eye out for you future posts. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your wonderful work with the world. xo Sandy