Welcome to 2014



I am so glad it is 2014.

I had this thing about 2013.  I didn’t like it because 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number.  That is irrational and makes no sense.  But I kind of had that in the back of my head off and on all year.

So, I’m glad 2014 is here.

The painting with this blog is not a painting per se.  It is done in Painter X3 on the computer, but I used conte this time.  Conte, is a medium kind of like charcoal, but harder.

I keep my paintings organized by the type they are.  Like, abstracts, collage, drawings, etc.  I have one group I call play.  When I had a block of my muse a few months ago, I set up this group.  I just play, with no pressure, no final work in mind.

My husband has been home for the holidays, so I decided to play until the first of the year, or next Monday when work starts for him again.

This piece is the result of me playing with Painter and discovering new things in it.  I used to use conte when I did life drawing, but that was a very long time ago.

I had a lot of fun doing this, and I hope you enjoy it.

  10 comments for “Welcome to 2014

  1. January 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    It was a good year for me. I have this thing with the number 6. I hate that but it’s so embedded in my head that it’s a bad number.

    Nice computer work you have here. I have Painter 7 but I don’t use it. I may give it a try one of these days but I can’t say that affirmatively.


    • January 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      There is a web site called the Digital Art Academy that teaches classes on Painter, but you would probably need an updated version, which is expensive. It’s a difficult app to learn. It took me forever. Thanks, for stopping by.


  2. Forest So Green
    January 3, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I love all the colors and shapes and things I can imagine in your painting, Annie


  3. January 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Wonderful work wish I could do that,happy 2014.


  4. January 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I’m not an artist, but got to learn a few things in an art class in college. Pastel chalks (?) were so fun and this reminds me of how they look. It’s fabulous!


    • January 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Leigh. I hadn’t used the conte media before in Painter. I think I’m going to try pastels next. I’m trying this out.


  5. Jumping_Jenny_444
    January 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Love it! I loved making abstract pictures in college. Keep up the great work!


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