AEDM day 3: self-portrait and red sky

I can’t say enough good things about participating in Art Every Day Month so far. I’ve had a great time looking at the work of other participants and being inspired to try new things. Today I worked on a variety of stuff.

I started this self-portrait a long time ago and then forgot about it. I added another layer to it today. Rarely do I use so many colors in one painting.

I also played around in my sketchbook, something I don’t do enough these days.


The last painting I completed for my art show last year had a deep red sky; I find myself wanting to make more skies red these days.

And finally, I did a little more to the goldfish painting from yesterday. I like how I caught Barack Obama on the TV in the background. I’m addicted to election news today.

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10 Responses to “AEDM day 3: self-portrait and red sky”

  1. Leah says:

    so much beautiful work!! i like the sketchbook page with the curled figure.

  2. Kim says:

    Sehr Beschaftigt bist du!!!! Sehr schoen..and thanks again for getting me into this too!

  3. Melissa says:

    Loving your work! The colors of the self-portrait rock. They remind me of my journals…speaking of which –

    Wanted to let you know: you ARE definitely included in the drawing. Writing your name to be placed in the basket in a moment. I am willing to ship the free-bee for free anywhere the winner comes from! Crossing my fingers for you. Good luck and thanks for coming by.

    ~Self-portrait Sparkle~
    Melissa

  4. Carol Cooper says:

    Hi Jul, Oh my!!! I absolutely LOVE your HUG sketch, it caught my eye right away! Very very cool. Great to hear that your creative energy is flowing! I think i caught the AEDM bug also…hehe Cheers :D

  5. tammy vitale says:

    LOVE the self-portrait – I keep aiming at something like that but haven’t hit it yet. And thanks for stopping by my blog – AEM is a wonderful way to find great new art blogs, yes?!

  6. leaca says:

    love the fishes.

  7. T says:

    i really like the self portrait, very beautiful

  8. Rowena says:

    I too like the challenge of painting everyday. Or being creative everyday, period.

    It could be put into any genre as a way to build the creative habit and stretch our creative muscles.

    And I have found myself attracted to yellow skies, a color I used to never use and now use all the time. All because of a challenge.

  9. carin.c says:

    I love how you used many colors in the self-portrait. I haven’t been brave enough to try that yet (stray from realistic colors or do a self portrait)… getting much closer though! Great sketches and I like the progress on the fish painting.

  10. Jul says:

    Thanks for the comments, all!

    Tammy – I totally agree. I’m finding some great new art blogs out there this month!

    Carin – I have the opposite tendency with colors… I’m not a fan of doing portraits using realistic colors. It makes me feel constrained.

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