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Friday, May 6, 2011

Daydreams and Decisions

#8 - Daydreams and Decisions
(30 paintings in 30 days project)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011 
sold

This is the second painting I painted yesterday. I was so excited about the first one I had to keep working. I'm really happy with this one too, so yesterday was a good day. This little series has been fun and I've used colours that have not ever really been part of my palette before. I did paint today, so for now I am going to be one painting ahead of what I am actually posting. I could put two up at once, but now if I have a day where I can't get a good photo I will have a painting on standby. I don't like showing photos that are not a good representation of the work, so now the pressure is off.

4 comments:

Judy Adamson said...

I've only just had a chance to look at this great new series - dealing with plumbers and getting an external hard drive have taken up a lot of my time and thoughts!

But I'm really struck how your 'pinks' are adding a new dimension! Wonder if you'd agree that they seem to be adding 'depth'?

You're on a roll, Nicki!

Nicki said...

Hi Judy,

I'm glad you had time to catch up on my new series. I've been having so much fun. Sounds like you have had a lot going on!

Yes, I think adding these soft pinks has been a stretch for me, but have definitely added a dimension to my palette and what I can "say" through paint.

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

The daily thing can get obsessive. Just do what seems right and enjoy yourself. I love the debate though, I think I remember talking about this when you were in Toronto. So great talking to you.

That's what this feels like. Love the painting. Love all of them.

XOBarbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Yes, I think it probably can. I don't feel obsessive at this point. The thirty days thing is a good trial. I think what I have learned is that even when I think I don't have time to paint... I actually do. And it feels good.

Glad you are home safe from your travels.

Nicki