Sunday, January 18, 2015

30 Goddesses in 30 Days - Artistic Challenge for Myself

With the entrance of winter and the beginning of a new year, I feel pulled to go deeper within myself and do some re-inventing of sorts. My inner artist desires to be challenged, to explore new styles, mediums, and approaches. I decided to partake in a challenge to  myself, 30 Goddesses in 30 Days.

Through this study, I am exploring more free forms of painting using Peerless Transparent Watercolors, a medium new to me. My goal is to capture the essence of an emotion or  a glimpse into the spirit of a goddess, and do so in a more minimalistic style. Normally my painting is very detailed and labor intensive, done in a Contemporary Folk style with acrylics. 
My intention for this study is to allow myself a "freeing" of sorts, while creating a simple yet profound subject within the woman essence.

The use of the Peerless Watercolors is a quest in itself, using a medium that is a free spirit all on its own. I have to remind myself continually that less is more in this project. 

I will be offering this study, each painting done on 9x12 watercolor paper, in our Artfire shop. Sharing my challenge allows you to go on the journey with me, seeing how I evolve through the process and how the Goddess's manifest.

This Sunday, January 18th, is the emerging of #1 in the series, titled "Compassion".

You can find her listing in my Etsy Shop here


rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Oh Jeanne, what a wonderful challenge and you're off to a fine start! She's beautiful.

I did a series of Goddess paintings last year, and will likely return to the heart-full theme again ~ when the time for it ripens.

ConsciousArtStudios said...

Thank you Rose. I would love to see your series from last year. Are there photos online somewhere?

ShadowDogDesigns said...

This is going to be a wonderful journey, Jeanne, and read with great interest the "freeing" of yourself with the watercolors. look forward to each of your goddesses. Peace and joy . . . Catherine

ConsciousArtStudios said...

Thank you Catherine, it is a great exploration with the watercolors both challenging yet exciting. I am so curious how the evolution will be by the end of the 30 days.