Here we are again, Friday! Time for another studio update. But before I get into it, I'd like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has visited my blog over the last few weeks and has left lovely comments. You brighten my day!
This week has been a busy one. I was asked a few questions about my creative practice over on Number 19, some easier to answers then others. The interview is all about creativity, my first memory of it, how I define it, what I do if I suffer a creative block, how my partner deals with my creativity and my proudest creative moment. If you're interested in reading my answers (and seeing some more of my art) head on over to Number 19.
Olivia and Her Octopus | Oil on Board | 15 x 22 cm | Available
At the start of the week I madly rushed to get my Monthly Painters Challenge (MPC) piece finished. Above is my submission for this month. The topic was 'Something beginning with O'. After about three weeks of mulling the topic over, I choose to paint 'Olivia and her Octopus' Oscar holding an Ornamental Onion. I talk more about the painting in this post. There were so many wonderful and diverse entries this month, if you would like to see how the other artists interpreted the topic head over to Facebook and look in this album.
I also started a Thursday blog party for sharing palettes and paints. I love seeing what artist use to create their masterpieces! I'm a big fan of art supplies and hope to develop a place for painters to share and discuss their studio equipment and hopefully pick up some tips and tricks. I've already learnt something, Stephanie from Dragonfly Design Studios was the first to share her palette & paint, she uses cling-wrap to cover her palette, what a fantastic idea! What's your palette look like? What paints do you use? Feel free to join the party and share with us all!