Meet Me in the Morning Finished

Woohoo! I have finished another painting.

The wooing of our soul, calling us to draw near to Him and to experience all God has for us. It’s all found in his word. Here it is in a perfect place to experience his love. It will come alive once picked up and read with an open heart.

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Meet Me in the Morning: WIP

I am so pleased with this painting. It has been a stretch for me, trying to keep it fresh but evoking a sense of a real place.

    I faded away at the end of last month’s challenge due to a bug which is still hanging on. It’s nice to be able to paint again.

    Here are the stages of the painting.



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    Glory Be & Hallelujah!: Jan 31, 2017

    Another January Challenge is over.  Thanks to Leslie for the push to reach deeper, to explore, and to be consistently self-disciplined.

    As always, there was much to learn but this time I had a little more play in my doing.  I am not agonizing as much in where I am nor was I trying to complete work to sell.  It was fun.  To my surprise the miniatures were fun and I think they may be my new warm-up exercise.  No worries, just playing with paint.  I fell in love with painting – truly – I think for the first time.  I am looking forward to what God has for me this year.  Truly excited.

    Thanks, Leslie!

    Collage of work.

    30N30 Jan 2017
    Collage of Work
    Suzan Hughes-Kennedy

     

    Now here’s to getting well and over this bug so I can get back to having fun with paint!

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    Sketch – Jan 30, 2017

    I traveled with several other women on Friday to Lubbock, Texas for a women’s conference.  Since we were returning on Saturday, I just thought I would do a pen and ink sketch for Saturday’s post.  I did do the sketch.  Here’s my sketch and my picture thanks to a dear friend.

    Pen and Ink Landscape Drawing

    Pen and Ink Landscape
    Sketch
    NFS

    Photograph

    Suzan Hughes-Kennedy
    Shine Conference
    Jan 27, 2017

    However, I began feeling bad about 8:00 and by the time I arrived at my house on Saturday, painting was not an option. Today I was able to work on my collage and this post.  Hope all of you miss this bullet!

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    WIP: Jan 27, 2017

    Actually a painterly sketch done in preparation for last Sunday’s worship painting service.  Needs a lot more but off to a retreat I go.

    WIP Landscape Painting

    WIP Landscape
    5″ x 7″

     

     

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    WIP: Jan 26, 2017

    Here we are today.  I am almost finished but am off to a Women’s Retreat so I won’t be able to finish until Sunday.  Putting the paint in the fridge til then.

    Landscape Painting Meet Me in the Morning

    WiP Meet Me in the Morning
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″

     

     

     

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    Ama Fatum: January 25, 2017

    Found an old sketchbook and this project. The project didn’t pan out but I thought I’d give painting it a go. What do you think?

    Painting


    Original sketch:


    Last week of the 30 in 30!

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    WIP: Jan 24, 2017

    Still a work in progress.  I think it is coming along nicely.  Do you think the book is too large?

    landscape Painting

    WiP
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″

    Landscape Painting

    WiP
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″

     

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    Snow Prince – Jan 23, 2017

     

    My snow people looked like they were related to the Jack in the Box mascot.  I reworked this one to make it look more fluffy.

    Finished:

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    First try:

    Snowman painted on wooden star

    Snow Prince
    3 1/2″ diameter
    Wooden Star
    NFS

     

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    WIP: Jan 22, 2017

     

     

    I was so blessed to receive an image to paint during worship today last Sunday.  It is still a work in progress.  More on the meaning to follow when it is finished.

    Landscape Painting

    WiP
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″

     

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    WIP – Jan 21, 2017

    Stage two:  This looks better than it photographed.  I think it is at an ugly stage – I hope.

    Sunset painting

    WIP Stage 1
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    8″ x 8″
    WIP

    Here is stage one:

    Painting of a sunset at sea

    WIP Stage 1
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    8″ x 8″
    WIP

    I am so enjoying looking at all the art work.  Check out the challenge at:  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog

     

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    WIP – Jan 18, 2017

    A couple of years ago, my son asked my help in designing something for him.  The project never panned out but I am painting a small painting to illustrate the idea.  Maybe a gift if it works out.  Here is stage one:

    Painting of a sunset at sea

    WIP Stage 1
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    8″ x 8″
    WIP

    I am so enjoying looking at all the art work.  Check out the challenge at:  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog

     

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    Star Nursery 2: Jan 17, 2017

    A work still in progress.  This is the one I painted the sketch Star Nursery 1 to better understand how to paint the expanding explosion occurring in the larger painting.

    A universe atmospheric painting

    Star Nursery 2
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″
    WIP

    Painting of a star.

    Star Nursery 1
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    8″ x 6″
    Work in Progress

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    Star Nursery 1: Jan 16, 2017

    A painterly sketch using just my round brushes.  I usually use a flat so this was a stretch for me.  The oldest brush without a point was the best one for this painting.  It started to look like one of my floral painting.  It is not easy for me to get that glowing white hot feeling.

    Painting of a star.

    Star Nursery 1
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    8″ x 6″
    Work in Progress

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    Joyful Bubbles: Jan 14, 2017

    Busy, busy weekend.  I have several works in progress.  This one is about 80% complete.  It is a bit of a cheat because it actually began in worship in November.

    Painting of Bubbles

    Joyful Bubbles
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    22″ x 28″
    WIP

    I am enjoying this 30 n 30.  I am learning a lot and I just love looking at all the artwork.  Makes me want to go on a visit the artist road trip.

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    Winter Sunset II – Jan 13, 2017

    Another teeny tiny sunset painting for my 2017 Christmas gift stash.

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    I am so enjoying looking at all the art work.  Check out the challenge at:  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog

     

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    Brushwork from Pen & Ink – Jan 7, 11, &12 2017

    Painting everyday.  Large paintings remain works in progress.  In my ornament series, I am using wooden cutouts I have collected over the years.  Today’s work stem from a wooden bird cutout which reminds me of the sparrows and wrens in my yard.  I did a pen and ink before I did the brushwork on the cutout.

    Step 1: I traced the cutout in my sketchbook.  Decorated with Prismacolor Ink Pens.

    Decorative Bird

    Pen and Ink on Paper
    Bird
    NFS

    Step II:  Using thinned black acrylic paint and a liner brush, I painted the gessoed wooden cutout.

    Decorative Bird Ornament in Black and White

    Decorative Bird
    Hand painted
    Wooden Ornament
    NFS

    Step III:  The bird looked lonely on the page so I attempted to add a background.  In black and white, I went really too far.  It was so busy and there wasn’t a rest for the eye.  I added color to bring the bird back to the foreground.  I like it better but I am glad it is in my sketchbook and not out there to be framed.  lol

    Decorative Pen and Ink Bird

    Pen and Ink on Paper
    Bird
    NFS

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    Christmas Snowman – Jan 10, 2017

     

    Hubby is on a one night motorcycle trip so I painted for 5 hours today.  I  have worked on several projects today.  I did finish this mini snowman painting.  I am loving these little paintings.

    I am trying  to make the snowmen look fluffier.

    Painting of a Snowman.

    Christmas Snowman
    Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 3/8″
    NFS

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    Amaryllis Study – Jan 9, 2017

    I love painting flowers and I love Amaryllis.  Found this beauty ready to bloom at my local grocery store.  I kept saying I was going to paint it – for days.  Today, I attempted a painting from the beauty itself.  It wasn’t easy and I am not pleased with the result.  I wish I could paint it looser.  The middle of the flower with the stamen and the white center which was further away than the red tips of the petals – well all tough for me to paint.  I am going to sketch it tomorrow to see if I can get a clearer understanding of how the flower itself is constructed – the middle, of course.  Maybe it will be easier in black and white.

    Painting of an Amaryllis

    Amaryllis Study
    Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
    6″ x 8″
    NFS

    I am so enjoying looking at all the art work.  Check out the challenge at:  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog

     

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    Snow Princess – Jan 8, 2017

     

    The flip side to Snow Prince.  Works still in progress.

    Painting of Snow girl on Star

    Snow Princess
    3 1/2″ diameter
    Wooden Star
    NFS

    Snowman painted on wooden star

    Snow Prince
    3 1/2″ diameter
    Wooden Star
    NFS

     

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