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3″ x 3″ Color Study

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© 2015 Calla Grace Fogarty

This hiatus from painting, which originally seemed like a good idea has left me feeling somewhat lost. It seems like I forgot how to mix color or create and image. The images I created this weekend were studies done primarily to work on the issue of color and a looser hand

I love the highlights and range of color. This piece seems to really help me see more possibilities. I would like to push the darks much farther since this piece has so much room for a bigger range.

Even though there was no intended image or reference this picture reminds me of the times you spend outside in the rain at night. When the reflections create a glow and the water causes the continued repetition of light to flicker all the way down the street. Its calming.

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3″ x 3″ – POST #2

 

It’s weird what you end up painting when  you don’t really have direction. Your mind just jumps around between things you know, techniques you are familiar with, imagery that surrounds you and on occasion that brilliant moment of true creativity. The images below are examples of one or more of those ideas listed above. Fury critters wrapped in bold statements and color washes defined by a few hard lines.

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The Orb – color washes pushed this image into a more defined image. Still abstract and loose the solidity of the orb brings a really nice contract to the background

 

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Oh Look it’s a Squirrel – No one should ever be surprised when a fury critter makes it into my imagery. I wont lie that hook arm makes me mental but these are just small paintings that are meant for me and who ever stumbles upon them. So in that light I will embrace the hook arm and move on.

Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Thirty-One!

Drew these little two while in bed, just a little sketch but it was relaxing to do. The guy offering the present looks ridiculous like a stuffed animal of something. I love the other guy though, his face really works for me. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Twenty Nine! 

Back to my favorite little critters. Hands up in the bathroom! I always love these type of images, they are actually the hardest for me to paint but are so rewarding. I would also like to say that this is probably the closets I’ll get to a self-portrait anytime soon. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty Eight! 

Woke up early this morning and when I looked out at the snow I saw a cluster of shapes which at 6:30am looked like a bunch of faces. Easy image and great way to start the day. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty Seven!

Quick doodle, made up another bird. Who doesn’t love drawing with highlighters? Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred And Twenty Six!

Back to the buildings… not for any particular reason but I was drawing a blank and well when I went to the gym I photographed a few buildings. I used them in this as well as a bunch of others of course. I don’t know why I like drawing these images but I like the piling of architecture and the wonky perspective. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty Four!

A busy weekend of painting. Really getting nervous that I may not finish this challenge on time. I have already decided that if I am not there but close in the days leading up I am taking a day or two off from work. This is one of nine images that are making up one larger piece. I can’t wait to share the collection but all in good time. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three hundred and Seven!

Okay, so in all fairness this image is a little creepy. The floating dog heads, flowers and spinal references just seem so random. I really do not know what I was doing… I will blame it on wine and lack of sleep. This weekend I realized I was falling behind on my 1.5 drawings before April 2nd and tried to just draw for ages. The images seemed to start normal but as I got tired I began to turn to whatever was in my muscle memory. ,Result nervous system/web-like patterns and teeth/stones/spinal cord like structures. Lets be honest, I would draw that type of thing everyday if it got me anywhere but obviously that is not where my success lies! Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred!

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OMG, 300 down only 65 more to go before April 2nd, about 45 days. I haven’t been able to get ahead of the 1.5 drawings a day but at least I am currently on track. I find week nights most difficult as the choice between a yummy meal, a good work out, the chance to draw, sleep or just relax becomes pretty tough. Regardless, it is images like this that remind me I need to paint. Above is the full image, its long and skinny like prior post but its my exploration of these furry critters that I enjoy. I tried to give them a story, whether that be the journey through the dark with only a lantern for light or the welcoming sight of a friend at their front door. Below are close-ups of each critter. Let me know your thoughts, I do not get feedback like my days in school so anything would be wonderfully helpful. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Journey through the night (above)

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The Welcoming Friend (above)

 

 

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