Made it! I wasn't sure I was going to get day 2 done today (; Fortunately, the challenge is much more flexible than that, and there wouldn't be an issue if I hadn't. But it gives me a sense of accomplishment to get to say I did. I made it!
Last night, I decided that since 2013 is the year of the snake, today, I was going to experiment with a snake.
If you've read any of my previous blogs, you'd realize I have a bit of a thing about snakes. We'll tentatively call it a love-hate.
Today, it's more of a love (;
|"Goddess Snake" by Janin Wise. Acrylic on Dictionary page.|
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One of my favorite parts was that as I was working on it, my 10 year old walked in, looked over my shoulder, "Oooo!"ed, and asked if I was making a goddess snake.
With a grin, I asked, "What makes a goddess snake?" And he said, "They're the ruler of all the other snakes-- the most beautiful, the most powerful, the most intelligent. A goddess snake is kind and gentle and really, really beautiful." (: He made my day!
Today's painting was an experiment as well.
|I put it on an old dictionary page (That snake is all sorts of wound around words related to snakes!)|
|Then I decided that except for the outside shape of my things, I wasn't going to draw in any of the internal details in advance. I'd just paint and see where they took me.|
|As I was working, I started to worry that it was going to be -too- busy and you wouldn't be able to tell it was a snake when I was done with it.|
|So while I was thinking, I took a break and filled in the first flower. I was surprised by how much the paper sucked up the colors. I think I'll leave the rest of this particular book for drawing.|
|The finished piece. 9 3/4" x 6" acrylic on dictionary page. "Goddess Snake"|