Friday, September 20, 2013

Ablaze, Day 20, 30 Day Challenge


Ablaze, acrylic on paper, 7 x 5"
Day 20, 30 Day Challenge
SOLD ©Maggie Ruley 2013

After the my first attempt at fall going "all spring like" on me, I made sure I stayed in the red and orange family.  This little 2 tree painting was started with a technique taught to me by artist Robert Burridge.  You paint loosely on more than one image at a time, you use a lot of water, and move from frame to frame, trying not to spend too long in any one area.  Then you begin to do some negative shape painting and simplify areas.  Using a discarded mat as you work helps you isolate the painting and show you which areas need work.  
 To look at what the other artists are painting for the challenge, click here.

here is how it looks in a mat

these were the starts


I am having a give-away!

Here is how it works.  Leave a comment on my post and you will be entered to win.  I am going to give away one painting a week for the duration of the 30 Day Challenge, (the month of September, 2013). If you comment daily on my posts then you can be entered up to 7 times to win.  The winner will have their choice of any unsold painting of the week. 

Those of you who subscribe by e-mail to this blog can either reply to the e-mail, or comment and you will be entered.

Please note this drawing is going to be casual.  I am not hiring any fancy auditing company to do the selection.  It is going to be a plain old pieces of paper in a bowl thing.

If you are the winner your painting will be shipped to you after it has dried, which can take one to two weeks with oils
To see more of the challenge paintings click here.

23 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL !!!!! The colors are incredible.

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    1. Thanks, I'm headed to Louisville Early October, will I see any color? Talk yo you later.

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  2. I had a day with Robert Burridge myself. It was so much fun...but alas I wasn't successful at home. Your paintings are wonderful

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    1. I have taken 2 of his workshops, it really hit home during the second one.

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  3. I love that technique! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I am excited to try it out. I am also going to check Robert B. page and workshop. Thanks again! Love your painting style by the way!

    If you like to check my paintings for this challenge, here is the link, which by the way, please feel free to delete it so it is not posted here. I know some people don't like it... but I just wanted to share it in case you wanted to check it out. Ok, let me shut up know... heehee

    http://awapara.wordpress.com/category/painting-of-the-day/

    Happy painting!

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    1. He is a favorite of mine and I am happy to share your link.

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  4. I totally love this painting. The colors really speak and as soon as I saw it I was saying "WOW"!

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    1. Thank you so much, it think it is that turquoise next to the orange.

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  5. Thanks for sharing that technique with up, I can't wait to try it. I love your trees! Beautiful! Oh and I love your banner too! Amazing clouds and sky!

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    1. Thank you, make sure you check out Bob's web site, you'll love it.

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  6. Love the colors in your painting. I am a watercolor isn't, but starting in acrylics. What kind of paper do you use, and then do you frame acrylics?

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    1. This is on arches 140, these days I use 300#. And usually Fabriano, it is usually cheaper. I either mat and frame, especially the small ones. Or adhere them to ampersand boards and give them lots of varnish. I think Bob has the technique in one of his newsletters.

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  7. "WOW" is all that I can say!

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  8. Lovely colors and concept! Great blog.

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  9. LOVE this tree! I love Robert Burridge, his paintings are so full of colour. I think you've really captured the tree idea and made it your own. Lovely. :-)

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  10. Love the fall colors.

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