Day 72 Phoenix Spirit Reborn

Day 72 — Took a retrospective look at my project 100 journey and I came across the commissioned piece I painted early in this project. That inspired me to paint another phoenix painting. What I love about this painitng is I got a chance to use several techniques I’ve learned like flowing several colors together and layering. With fresh new eyes, the painting came out quite textured and full of energy. Enjoy “Phoenix Spirit Reborn.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 71 Great Wave of Inspiration

Day 71 — On the last thirty days of my great adventure and I wanted to pay tribute to a favorite artist of mine. I’ve been holding onto this card that my friend gave me a while back and it was the painting “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai is a Japanese artist from the late 18th century and produced over thirty thousand works of art – drawings, woodblock prints, illustrations, paintings and many others. I love his story and I can relate to his life. He is well known for this painting. Here is my interpretation entitled “Great Wave of Inspiration.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 70 Lunar View, Earth Rising

Day 70 — Decided to be on the moon for today’s painting. Answering the question, what is the view from the moon? I painted the Earth rising from the lunar body. I love the textured craters in contrast to the swirling clouds of the planet. Enjoy “Lunar View, Earth Rising.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 69 Celestial Moon, Glowing Serenity

Day 69 — Getting some really great looks at the night sky with the moon shining bright. That was the inspiration for today’s painting which depicts the moon glowing above right before the sun is setting. I really love the gazing at the night sky. Lots of great hues of violets, oranges, blues and grey. Enjoy “Celestial Moon, Glowing Serenity.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 68 Red-tail Hawk, Messenger of the Sky

Day 68 — Today I decided to paint a bird that soars through the skies. We have many red-tail hawks throughout the countryside and I see them often perched on the ground or above the telephone polls. I find it fascinating when they swoop from their perch and soar through the air. That was today’s inspiration – painting the so-called “Messenger of the sky” as it takes flight. Enjoy “Red-tail Hawk, Messenger of the Sky.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 67 Flaring Spirit

Day 67 — By request, I decided to paint a rooster with all its spunk for today’s painting. One thing that’s remarkable about these creatures is their bright colored feathers and their spirited character. They’re truly majestic looking birds and being around them in our friend’s farm – they have an inquisitive and fun nature. Enjoy “Flaring Spirit.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 66 Embracing the Wave of Change

Day 66 — Got to reading about some of the animals I’ve painted and some others yet to paint. I came across the panther & salmon. These are two interesting creatures and according to the book, the panther is about embracing the unknown while the salmon is about embracing the known – which is inner knowing or instinct. The two lessons here is about embracing the unknown, which is outside of the self, and embracing the known, which is inside the self. Today’s painting conveys the black panther calmly awaiting the wave while the three salmon swim & jump to the flow of the wave. The salmon is taking action through its inner wisdom to flow with the wave of change. While the daylight moon shows both the visible and invisible parts of itself. Great imagery! Enjoy “Embracing the Wave of Change.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 65 Rising to the Top

Day 65 — Early morning drive today and we happened upon the sun rising. It was a magnificent site with its intense bright golden color. That provided the inspiration for today’s painting, entitled “Rising to the Top.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

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Day 64 Beautiful Day in the Tuscan Villa

Day 64 — Today’s Tuscan scene was inspired by my really great friend in San Diego. She’s like a big sister to me. Happy birthday, Paula. She’s talked often about her dream of living in a Tuscan villa in Tuscany, so I decided to stay with the theme. Here is my interpretation entitled “Beautiful Day in the Tuscan Villa.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.

Day 63 Tuscany: Grapes, Olives & Villas

Day 63 — Happy birthday to my big sister, Arlene! She inspired today’s painting with her talks on visiting Tuscany. This gave me the idea for painting a scene overlooking a Tuscan villa complete with an olive grove, grapes and rolling hillsides. I love the beautifully lit sky in the background. Such a wonderful day in the villa.

Enjoy “Tuscany: Grapes, Olives & Villas.”

NOTE: To be entered to win a Project 100 painting of your choice, forward the blog to 5 friends that may be interested in following along. Email me and you are in the drawing. I don’t need to know the names of your friends, all I need is an email from you stating that you’ve done that. The winner will be announced on Day 75’s blog entry and will have their choice of any Project 100 painting that has yet to be claimed. Thank you for sharing the Project 100 adventure.

If you want to purchase any of the paintings, email me or visit the Project 100 Gallery to purchase online.