Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mini Painting Giveaway January 31st!

I just want to say first of all how overwhelmed I am by all of the support I receive for my work on a daily basis. Sometimes I just think, "How did I get so lucky?"......and then I think "Oh yeah- hard work, student loans, sharing that work....and people actually wanting that work.....and maybe a little touch of grace or luck too!" 

So my campaign this year (as I mentioned in my previous post) is to sell my daily mini paintings as a way to dig out from underneath this burden of student loan debt.  ALREADY this month you have given me an extra $350 to go towards my payment this month! Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy your new paintings.


Please JOIN my blog (look for the tab join this site on the right hand side) if you want a chance to WIN one of my minis! I will draw a name and announce the winner here on January 31st. 


Here are some of the daily paintings I have done since after Christmas :

I bought a bouquet of Yellow Roses and I was really getting into practicing those. So there's a lot of those - ha ha.  I have always found roses to be very complex and intimidating to paint, so I figured it was time to put in some time on them.  Of course even in these minis, I am always trying to make a painting with good design as well. Sometimes these lead to a larger work if it is strong enough.  I played around with high key, middle key and low key values as well as trying out different color combinations with the yellow. It's really amazing how many different looks you can come up with using one subject.  The other hard part is trying to study their delicacy and shape in one hour. I really focused a lot of time and energy on the contours and tried to keep their overall shape close in value regardless of shadows so their abstract shapes would remain strong.  I'm not sure what I am going to work on next, now that my roses died!


  1. Amazing....
    Thanks for sharing Kelli.

  2. Thank you so much Janett and you're welcome.


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