My October painting challenge is now over. From pumpkins and conkers to lemons and trees (..and more trees) I have produced 21 small acrylic paintings. Working so frequently and in such a small format has had its challenges but overall it’s been a great learning experience and lots of fun. I may do another daily painting challenge in the New Year but for now I will be working on other projects – more mixed media work, plein air painting, sketching. Watch this space!
Should you be interested in buying one of the October daily paintings please get in touch through the website or my social media sites. Each painting is available for £40 including UK p&p. You can view them on the website here http://www.sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_707298.html or if you live close to Stamford and would like to see them in person you can drop by the studio. I might even make you a coffee!
Halloween Pumpkin (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
I am not a great fan of scary, spooky stuff. We have happy pumpkins in our household. This little portrait is of the pumpkin carved by my daughter this year. Happy Halloween!
October – late afternoon sunlight (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
A calm image to end a busy week. I have tried to capture the warm sunlight and long shadows that occur this time of year. Have a good weekend!
Bumper Crop (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
We have a bumper crop of apples in the garden at the moment and I thought that rather than paint them conventionally I would have fun exprimenting with colour theory. I have started by painting the board a rather vivid Phthalo Blue and made a semi-abstract image on top of the apples and foliage which, being red and green, are ‘complementary’ colours – in other words colours opposite to each other on the colour wheel. Bit of a zingy one – but I like it!
Sparkle (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
I love painting backlit subjects. I was inspired to paint this one because I liked the way the tree trunks were silhouetted by the light on the water behind them and the water in front of me simply sparkled. Don’t be fooled by the sun though – within 5 minutes of my seeing this I got soaked in a heavy shower!
Standing Strong (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
Sometimes trees have a personality and this – for me – is one of them. It’s an old willow that stands on the Meadows in Chester and is something I have painted before in soft pastel. This is a fun little study in acrylic.
The Yellow Tree (daily painting) (6″ x 6″ acrylic on board)
The vibrant yellow foliage of a riverside tree made me want to paint this image – and it’s always fun to paint the ‘sky’ in the water!