A New Challenge for the New Year

Happy 2014 to all! I plan to re-learn acrylics this year. I’ve been talking about it for ages, for one thing. For another, I was gifted Starving to Successful, a book about getting into galleries. And I’d love to do large scale work, but probably not in ink.

So! By happy coincidence I followed a link from Art Trader Magazine, and joined this 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge just yesterday, the day before the new year.

Brea the Bird Charmer
2.5″ x 3.5″ ink

Today is Day One and I am snowed in. So, I will not be getting any new paints today. I am instead going to submit this latest delicate flower, Maiden 137, in keeping with my recent fascination with decorative HATS. Made with Copics, my new Hi-Tec-C 0.4 pen and various Microns. (She was almost abandoned due to nose problems – never quite fixed, arrgh!) But I was very happy with the simpler style of the two birds.

Longa Kolo
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, Hi-Tec-C fine liner

This one is from a couple days ago. Longa kolo means “long neck” in Esperanto, (if Google Translate can be trusted). Lots of progress pics . Thanks for dropping in!

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19 thoughts on “A New Challenge for the New Year

  1. Lillian from It's a Dome Life

    Oh wow…I love your work. I am heading off to follow you on Etsy as soon as I get done leaving this comment. I love that you are fascinated with decorative hats. It’s nice to know I am not the only one with obsessions. I really enjoy the detail and color choices in your work as well!

  2. Carol Samsel

    I love them!!! I was just telling myself at lunch today that I needed to find another challenge to do soon. With my eye problems right now I’m not sure I’m up to this but will think it over for a day or so and see what I come up with. I know I’m going to be doing the 29 Faces Challenge in Feb. for sure. Decisions Decisions :)

  3. suzanne berry

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR WORK!!! i’m so glad i joined this challenge! wonderful, wonderful, fantastic, clever, creative, colorful…and thank you so much for your kind words on the apples. much appreciated. i’m so looking forward to seeing more of your work in the next 29 days!

  4. Pattie Wall

    Wow – what you do with Copic marker is amazing! The places your imagination can go with your subjects tickles my brain waves. Great start! BTW I love Wilson. (P.S. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.) See you on the next one!!

  5. The Beast Tender Post author

    Thanks so much for all nice comments! I think this 30 day challenge will be great!

  6. Sally Dean

    I love your style! I was admiring your blog the other day and was pleased to see your comment on mine! Leslie’s challenge is a gift to all of us connecting here. Great stuff!

  7. clara nilles

    These fascinating hats dripping in jewels are gorgeous…..love them and good luck with acrylics……my absolute favorite medium! Look forward to seeing large scale work from you too!!

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