|30 Paintings in 30 Days|
by JJ Jacobs
I'm proud to say I've completed my first 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge and I can definitely say this will not be the last! I learned so much from these paintings, and after putting them all together in this wonderful collage made possible by PicMonkey I can see that a true style has begun to emerge for me. Below are a few "stats" from the challenge I thought might interest you:
-- I seem to be drawn to circles (for me, they are a symbol of wholeness and/or completion) and I utilized them on nearly 100% of these paintings (if the circles aren't part of the painted design, they are in the texture underneath the paint).
-- The favorite color used on over 90% of the paintings seems to be lime green - more specifically the chroma-dense "Green Gold" by Golden Acrylics (my preferred paint brand!)
-- The painting with the most "likes" and views on FaceBook was "Fallen" - the first floral painting in the challenge
Here are a few things I learned about my work:
-- I seem to have an affinity for non-objective work though there are a couple of landscapes and floral paintings thrown in for good measure.
-- Towards the end of the challenge I decided to try my hand at some small works on paper and used 140-lb Fabriano watercolor paper with acrylic paint and graphite. I enjoyed working on this substrate and am definitely going to continue the color studies and works on paper!
-- During the challenge I was introduced to Micron markers which are wonderful archival permanent marking pens. I decided to see what they'd look like with the acrylic paintings on paper, and came up with a bold look that I'm going to explore further. (See "Roller Coaster" below)
Stay tuned for more JJ originals coming soon......I'm in the process of painting several large paintings for a show at ArtHouse that opens February 7th and will be posting photos as they are completed.