6 Panel Art Project – Part 1

I woke up this morning at 7:00 with a pounding headache [could have been from the 3 Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s I had last night, but I’m thinking it was more the changing weather].  Hubby brought me some aspirin and about an hour later I leaped out of bed and announced “I’m creating art today!” and hubby was like “um… OK?” and I got the girl cave set up to paint by taping down some contractor paper:

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Then I dragged out the 6 11×14″ canvas boards that – 10 years ago [!!!] – I drew a large tree on.  I finally felt inspired to work on it.  I’d always planned to paint 3 of the 6 panels in night-time colors, and the other 3 in day-time colors.  When hung together they’ll form one image:

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I started with the night-time colors, so I painted the tree black on 3 of the panels:

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Then added some night-time background color and some shading on the trees:

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Here’s a closeup of each:

6 panel tree painting project - 3 panels of night and 3 panels of day        6 panel tree painting project - 3 panels of night and 3 panels of day

6 panel tree painting project - 3 panels of night and 3 panels of day

Not done with the 3rd one yet, but almost.  After 6 hours of painting I was too exhausted to continue.

Here’s how messy I am when I paint:

i am a very messy painter girl cave art paint mixing on knee        i am a very messy painter girl cave art paint mixing on knee

That would be my knee in the 2nd pic, which I was using to mix paint on…

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5 Comments

  1. You are so talented! I would love to try this, but I know I would fail miserably since I do not have an artistic bone in my body.

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who lets projects sit around for decades then gets inspired. Funny that you started the spooky tree side first. Your multiple panel technique is exciting. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    • Thanks, Jo! I’m glad I’M not the only one who let’s projects since around for decades before inspiration hits 🙂 I have a cool idea for the 3 un-painted panels that I hope pans out… stay tuned!

  3. Love your art – you’re so good – glad you’re feeling inspired again.
    As concerns how messy you are when you’re creating – When I paint, and it’s trim, windows, walls, etc., that’s how everything looks, including me. That’s why Dad does all the painting and won’t let me near it. The end product of what I paint looks great, but the trail of destruction I leave behind just isn’t worth it.

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