Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015...Collage of Paintings from 30 Day Challenge

Finale Collage

Now that the 30 Day Painting Challenge has ended, I've assembled all the pieces into a collage and have also snuck in a few extras.

I've enjoyed doing this during January and tomorrow, I will begin a new challenge, picking something on a different theme. Fish come easily to me, so I'll see what pops into my head today.

Thank you to everyone who had a look at my daily fish-bombs on facebook and liked and/or left comments.  I'm glad my fish doodles added a small touch of whimsy or fun to someone's day.

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 2015..Day 30 "The Grand Finale" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Grand Finale"

The challenge has come to an end (already)!!!!! That was a quick (and fun) 30 days. I thank everyone for following and leaving wonderful comments.

I'll keep painting every day, but will post fishies, etc here rather than fb. I've received many fun ideas and suggestions from people on other topics to illustrate, so who knows what will show up here next. If you have an idea, I'd love to hear it. Please leave a comment....

"The Grand Finale,"  11 x 14"  Watercolor and ink

ps Another big thank you goes to Roxanne Weidele of  River Gallery for introducing me to the magic of liquid watercolors!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 2015..Day 29 "Among the Goldies" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Among the Goldies"

In this painting, I was thinking about how little guys have a remarkable knack for discovering fun and excitement wherever they go and in whatever they are doing.

To them, the World  offers infinite delightful opportunities  each day for exploring, discovering, and appreciating  new things and experiences.

How have little ones added more fun, sparkle and laughter to your life lately??

"Among the Goldies,"  5 x 7" Watercolor and ink

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 2015..Day 28 "Fabulous Four" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Fabulous Four"

I was thinking of friends when I made this little painting. Our similarities draw us together and our differences keep things lively, interesting and fun. Each in our own little world, but coming together to create a special place to share laughs, tears, accomplishments, milestones, dreams, coffee and chocolate ganache filled macarons.

"Fabulous Four,"  5 x 7" Watercolor and ink

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 2015..Day 27 "You and Me" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"You and Me"

"You and Me,"  5 x 7" Watercolor and ink

This is actually one of the first fish paintings I did for the challenge and posted it on my fb page in late December. Am just now adding to the end of the list in the challenge. Only 4 more fish to go.....

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 2015..Day 26 "The Ups and Downs of Monday" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Ups and Downs of Monday"
Here's to a great week ahead...with something fun and delightful showing up each day.

5 x 7" Watercolor and Ink

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015...Day 25 "Special Delivery" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Special Delivery"
Seems good for a Sunday morning...

"Special Delivery,"  5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 2015..Day 24 "Henry Appreciating the Incredible Power of Pheromones...the Secret to his Irresistible Animal Magnetism"

"Henry Appreciating the Incredible Power of Pheromones...the Secret to his Irresistible Animal Magnetism"

Who needs a fancy lantern, psychedelic fins or fancy teeth when you've got the Ultimate Secret Weapon at your disposal?  He's thinking of bottling the stuff and selling it to his Monkfish buddies, who need all the help they can get, when it comes to being Chick Magnets.

"Henry...."   8 x 10 " Watercolor and ink    SOLD

Friday, January 23, 2015

January 2015..Day 23 "Blind Date" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Blind Date"
Oh, the expectations....

"Blind Date,"  5 x 7" Watercolor and ink

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 2015..Day 22 "Rush Hour" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Rush Hour"

Despite the apparent chaos, we all manage to get where we need to go... and in a good frame of mind.

"Rush Hour,"   8 x 10" Watercolor and ink

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 2015...Day 21 "Midnight Snack" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Midnight Snack"

How do Angler Fish take their pizza? With anchovies!"

"Midnight Snack (with the guys)" 
8 x 10 "  Watercolor and ink

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 2015..Day 20 "Back in the day....." 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Back in the day...."

Storytelling at its best......

5 x 7"  Watercolor, ink, colored foil

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 2015..Day 19 "New Moon" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"New Moon"

New Moon today...time to set intentions and make wishes....

"New Moon,"  8 x 10"  Watercolor and ink

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 2015..Day 18 "Daily Hug" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Daily Hug"

Did you get your daily hug?
8 x 10" Watercolor and ink

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 2015..Day 17 "Eye to Eye" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Eye to Eye"

"Eye to Eye,"  5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Friday, January 16, 2015

January 2015..Day 16 "The Diva" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Divas"
It's all about attitude...

"The Divas,"  5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015..Day 15 "Circle Dance" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Circle Dance"

I love watching fish as they move through the water, creating invisible pathways that form swirls and circles. Meditation by fish.

"Circle Dance,"   5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 2015..Day 14 "Picasso's fish tank" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Picasso's Fish Tank"

Recently, I ran across one of those articles about how some people and their pets look alike. This could be a good thing (or not) depending on the variables involved. That got me thinking about artists...what if their pets looked more like the art they created? I've decided to play a bit with this idea and see what comes out of  it.....

"Picasso's Fish Tank,"   9 x 12"  Watercolor and ink

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 2015..Day 13 "The Epiphany" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Epiphany"

I love to see people experience the "light bulb" momentThis fish has just revealed something and the goldies are in awe.

"The Epiphany,"  5 x 7"  watercolor and ink

Monday, January 12, 2015

Janauary 2015..Day 12 "C'est la vie" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"C'est la vie"

The poisson of the day is "C'est la vie," as it is Monday.
Happy Monday...what is in store for you today?

5 x 7" Watercolor and ink

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 2015..Day 11 "Lola" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Lola"   5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Her name was Lola...she was a show fish.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January 2015..Day 10 "The Girls" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Girls"
This is how I imagine Fish BFF's would look....

"The Girls"   5 x 7" Watercolor and ink         SOLD

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 2015..Day 9 "And so below" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"And so below"

Thank you to Roxanne Weidele of River Gallery for introducing me to the magic of liquid watercolorsI love the richness and vibrancy that comes with using these paints.

"And So Below"   8 x 10" Watercolor and ink

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 2015..Day 8 "Reflecting" 30 Day Painting Challenge


Day 8...a little fish having a peaceful moment in contemplation.

5 x 7"  Watercolor and ink

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 2015..Day 7 "The Gathering" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Gathering"

Today, I made watercolor splotches and then added fishy details.

"The Gathering"   11 x 15",  Watercolor and ink 

detail of "The Gathering"

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 2015..Day 6 "Mirror Work" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Mirror Work"

"Mirror Work"   6x9"  Watercolor and ink

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015..Day 5 "The Storyteller (Bud's Light)" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"The Storyteller (Bud's Light)"

As a kid, I loved hearing stories on just about every topic. These stories came via family, teachers, neighbors, and friends. On occasion, I found myself accidentally eavesdropping (and completely fascinated) in places like grocery stores, cafe's and restaurants, slightly mortified yet unable to pull myself away, and picking up a real doozy here and there. Amazing things floating around in story form.

The best storytellers pulled us in by weaving sound effects, gestures, and excitement through their tales. I became so absorbed, I would end up in an almost trance-like state.

I'm wondering what story this lantern fish is telling all the little goldies...

"The Storyteller (Bud's Light)"  5x7" watercolor and ink,

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 2015..Day 4 "Coffee First" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Coffee First"

How many of us start our day off with a good cup of really strong coffee? I do and for the last few months, have turbo charged it by adding a tablespoon each of coconut oil and grass-fed butter, oh and a touch of heavy cream for added flavor. 

As I sipped my cuppa one morning, I looked through a little book of weird facts...opening it to a random page, it said fish get very angry when given antidepressants. That got me wondering how fish would respond to a cup of early morning coffee.  

"Coffee First"   5x7", Ink and watercolor  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2015..Day 3 "Heads Up" 30 Day Painting Challenge

Heads Up

Years ago, I had an aquarium in my lounge and I loved stopping by throughout the day to watch as the assorted fish and tiny frogs moved around. Often, a small group of fish would appear to gather and look back at me. I wondered what it would be like to look out from the other side of the glass. 

"Heads Up" is 5x7 Watercolor and ink 

Day 3 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015..Day 2 "Blue" 30 Day Painting Challenge


This is Day 2 of Leslie Saeta's  30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I'm having fun playing with watercolors as clay has always been my first choice, so this is a double challenge for me. Maybe I will find a way to combine the two somewhere during this month's challenge.

 Anyone have a particular kind of fish you'd like to see me paint for this challenge? Leave a comment....

"Blue"  5x7" Watercolor and ink   

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015...Day 1 "Be That Way" 30 Day Painting Challenge

"Be That Way"

This is the first of 30 paintings I am making this month as part of Leslie Saeta's '30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge." My focus is Fish.....

"Be That Way"   5x7 Watercolor and ink
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