Size: 3" x 4" - Deep birch board panel (hanging hardware attached)
In 2015 I decided to do something creative every day. I had just moved to Vancouver Island and 2014 was mainly eaten up with that, and I felt I had spent too long doing practical things and had forgotten to play with creativity. So I did what any sane person would do - I committed to something large and overwhelming. For an interesting substrate I chose a stack of photos I printed out but had never used. That gave me colour already in the background, and it took paint well, whereas some uncoated papers would curl up from the wet paint.
Still obsessed with landscapes, Day 46 was done with a palette knife with a big stretch of blue across the bottom. The top half has just a bit of white, which I then touched with the blue palette knife, but just a bit. The red horizon line pops off that blue so well. A bit of the texture on the top half was accented with a white pencil crayon, just touching the peaks of texture. The sky is so much more interesting with the background photograph peeking through.
It's a pretty little painting, perfect for a small spot in your office or little corner in your home. I love that these deep birch board panels stand on their own, or can be hung on the wall with just a push pin to hold them up.