Monday, January 7, 2013

Untamed - sold

'Untamed' SOLD
5" x 7" watercolor on paper

So, I missed my painting yesterday. Ah well, I don't feel bad about it at all actually. I always kind of planned on missing weekends and just painting during the week throughout this 30 in 30 challenge, so I will be doing 26 in 30. And that odd number is bugging me. I'll have to try and do two on one day or something. ;)

I have been wanting to paint this photo FOREVER, because I love her eyes and the way her hair hides part of her face, but for some reason I keep putting off painting the photos that I really love because I'm afraid I won't do them justice. Which is just plain silly right? Right. 

That's something that is turning out to be really great about this challenge, I don't feel like every painting is precious (Speaking of preciouses we went and saw The Hobbit this weekend and it was SO GOOD!!!!!) and has to be a success. Because tomorrow is a new day, a new chance to paint something that will be awesome.

For some reason I feel like I may have learned this lesson before. . .  :) 

This is painting 5/30 in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
Reference photo by Kelsey's Love Fusion, thank you!

And I also wanted to mention that Taryn Day, fellow daily painter, featured me on her blog 'The Art Room' where Taryn talks about art and artists. I'm really honored. :) Click here to go check it out!


  1. I really like the enchanting eyes of this painting, as well as how you painted the hair that partially covered her face -- the shape of the strands and simply flowing and very natural, and the little mystery in the air is evident...

    I had to scrap a couple of paintings and was behind in mine as well, but I think I learned the same lesson that I should not feel too precious about each of my paintings! I feel I'm getting freer by the day...

    I saw the Hobbit in the New Year's and really loved it -- in fact it prompted me to really all the works of Tolkin again after the movie. Can't wait for the next one in the series to be in the theater...

  2. oh my goodness. how gorgeous & intensely beautiful! I found your blog via Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge. Incredible work! Your colors are so intense -- and you work in watercolor. Amazing!

  3. She's beautiful, Crystal! Her eyes are absolutely amazing!! (Your specialty!) and I loved Taryn's feature on you.. "Inquisitive" was always one of my favorites!!

  4. You really are good at capturing the essence of each person.I am also finding this challenge good at motivating me just to paint,and not to worry whether or not I could have done better.

  5. Oh me oh my!! I am simply lost in those eyes!!
    Yet again a new masterpiece! This is SO special!
    I'm off to check out the link :0)

  6. Crystal, her eyes are absolutely mesmerizing!!! Brilliant work!

  7. You did justice to her, alright!Its beautiful, stunning.

  8. It's amazing to me what you can capture in paint and canvas. Such eyes! off to check the link


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