Just in case anyone wanted to have a peek at what I've been working on, here it is! It took exactly one year (to the day!) but it's finished! A series of ten commissioned paintings for the Cadence development in Las Vegas.
It was a challenge, and an incredible learning experience and I'm so thankful for it. It was the perfect project for this season in my life.
It was like maybe God knew I was going to slack off and stop challenging myself in my painting (what with a newborn and all), so He dropped this in my lap.
"No slacking, here's something scary that's going to help you grow!"
People asked me when I was pregnant if I thought the subject of my art would change after I had the baby. I can confidently say that the things I'm drawn to paint are pretty much the same. What has changed though is the size! If I'm going to sacrifice sleep to paint then I better paint something substantial!
What a perfect perch to stop and watch the waves. I was drawn to paint this piece because of the dark shadows in the rock, and the purply shadow it was casting on the ground. Also the deep teal of the ocean waves were just crying to be painted!
Nap fights, tantrums, and FLEAS. That is what my week has been filled with. Needless to say there's been very little time to paint. The good news is we got a new vacuum to fight the fleas and I'm ridiculously in love with it.
I painted this one a few weeks ago and I'm finally getting around to posting it. I loved the gold tones of the field contrasted with the blueness of the sky. It was fun to play with these bright colors.
Hi! I'm Sharon Schock, an artist living and working in Carpinteria, California. In 2009 I started a daily painting project where I complete one small painting each day. These paintings will be up for auction or available in my etsy shop soon after they're posted here. To be the first to know about each new posting enter your email at the top of the page.