Sunday, April 25, 2010

100 Garden Oil Paintings, Original Art Work from A Colorado Daily Painter, 2/100

6" x 6" oil on gessoed board
$100.00 + $10. s/h
Please contact me if interested

Yesterday I took a class in Boulder from Micah Condon. During the class we discussed ways to use the internet as a marketing tool.  Besides all the great information he shared, one of the fun things about the class was having the opportunity to meet other Colorado blogger/artists:  Saundra Lane Galloway, Kim Conrad, Karla Nolan, and Carol Nelson.  Carol is about to complete her project, 100 portraits in 100 Days.  If you haven't seen her blog, go look at all the pieces.  Anyway, this got me thinking about all of the garden paintings I do,  and, I've decided to create my own 100 project.  I'm going to paint 100 garden related pieces during the next several months.  I'm not going to limit myself to 100 days, like other bloggers have done, but will continue the project through our short growing season.   This will allow me to continue to: work on larger pieces, one of my goals this past year;  travel and not post for several days at a time; and, not worry when one of our hail storms prevents me from getting out to do a plein air piece.

Colorado Springs sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet.  As a general rule our last frost date is usually Mother's Day, and our first fall frost can be any time after Labor Day.  So, right now in my yard, the daffodils are just blooming.  I took the photo below this morning.  Those of you who follow my blog know that in the summer I paint a lot of florals, many of flowers in my yard.  In the blog I'll talk about the perils of high altitude gardening and plein air painting.  But, I think it will develop though the season.

And, since I get to make up my own rules, I decided that the pansies from Wednesdays post will be # 1/100 since they're from my first time this year out w/ my plein air group, Garden Artists.  


Dana Cooper said...

Good for you Pam...good luck! Pretty daffodil!

Gary Keimig said...

that will be a great project Pam. good luck with it.
Still waiting for flowers here. snowed jsut enough to get the ground white. Missed the big Wyoming, Colorado snow over last few days but we did get a lot of rain.

Linda said...

Good idea, Pam! I look forward to seeing all your garden posts. Lovely daffodil!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

What an inspiring personal challenge! 2 down and 98 to go. Imagine you love your growing season as your garden varieties and the paintings that represent them are always lovely, colorful and abundant. (I have to have deer resistant, native Texas perennials, so not too many blooms! Hope to have our soft leaf yuccas bloom this year.)

Lori Bonanni said...

Hi Pam, Great daffodil! Ours in New Jersey are finished now as we had an unusually warm spring and everything bloomed early. Looking forward to seeing your Colorado garden painting series! Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

AutumnLeaves said...

Lovely, Pam! I noticed that one of our farmer's fields has crop shoots! Yay! I'm not sure all of the farmers have even planted yet!

Dayna Talbot said...

Great idea the daffodil! I did an oil pastel of the daffodils my student Anna brought for me when we were printing! I love your pansies!

Cathyann said...

Good luck with this project Pam. I will follow closely. Nice start!

Pam Holnback said...

Dana, Thanks. I'm looking forward to this. I like a challenge.

Thank you Gary, We got lots of snow the other day!

Linda, Thank you, I think this idea will be great for me personally and artistically.

Thank you Debbi, Our back yard is completely fenced so the deer don't get in The front yard is completely deer resistant. It can be frustrating watching them eat!

Lori, Thank you. A great thing about blogging is learning about the flora and fauna of other states.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Gorgeous daffodils! Love the the idea of the 100 floral paintings project! I'll be looking forward to seeing more!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherrie, it's so interesting to me that through blogging we learn about the weather, geography, flora, fauna of other states. So much more than art!

Dayna, thank you, flowers are such a happy subject matter to paint!

Thanks Cathyann and Nancy, I'll look forward to your visits.