Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Side by Side, day 17 , 30 day challenge

Side by Side, 8 x 10 acrylic and India ink on paper
day 17, 30 day challenge
$SOLD©2013 Maggie Ruley

In the painting below I wasn't happy with my placement of the horizon. So here is my second version.  I like the horizon line much better here, but the shadows are a tad dark in the foreground.  It's always something.  However, I do see possibilities for a larger work.

In the above version I also broke out the hand pens and India Ink, instead of the squeeze bottle I used yesterday.  I really need to invest in some good markers.  What ones do you like?

The above painting is day 17 of the 30 day challenge to see more paintings in the challenge click here.

My painting give away continues.

Day 16's painting

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


  1. You have such an amazing talent! You can put on canvas, what many of us's a happy place!

  2. you really do make it hard to pick out a favorite. The colors on this are fantastic!!!!!

  3. It's a happy painting, that's for sure. Looks real cool! I need a vacation by the sea! :)

  4. Better with the horizon, fun, fun......

  5. can so picture one of these beauties on my wall!!

  6. Like the new placement of the horizon. If you want to try out markers try Blick Art Materials brand (nice quality not expensive), Prismacolor (expensive but great) and I use Sharpie sometimes. Some people swear by Copic but I don't like them. Happy painting!

  7. Really enjoy the handling of the sky...the stamping makes a great affect. The water melting into the sand is hard set line, just a continuous flow of water into sand! The additional sand bucket adds to the composition as well.

  8. Makes me want to go to the beach.


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