Posts made in January, 2015

Winter is here; Valentine’s is coming

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in 30 paintings in 30 days, Holidays, mixed media | 0 comments

Keetha mixed media

Piecing together this Valentine took me back to elementary school – cold outside, a brightly lit classroom, bits of colored paper.

I cut strips of paper from designs I had made and pasted them onto a heart shape. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it from here. Scan it and print it onto cards? Put it onto a mixed media piece? Both?

Yes, please.

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Winter watercolor: 30 paintings in 30 days

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in 30 paintings in 30 days, watercolor | 1 comment

Keetha 30in30 watercolor
“…the jingling of the ice on the trees is sweet and liquid…the polished air sparkles as if there were crystals of ice floating in it.” — Henry David Thoreau, A Winter Walk

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The 30 paintings in 30 days continues

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in 30 paintings in 30 days, abstract | 2 comments

Keetha abstract purple

Hey look! Some colors besides pink! (Well. There is a little pink.)

Keetha abstract

How about that?

Keetha abstract and green

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You’ll never guess who has a birthday this week

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in 30 paintings in 30 days, birthday, featured, mixed media | 0 comments

 

Keetha mixed media birthday cake

Keetha mixed media

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Some days

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in 30 paintings in 30 days, Documented Life Project | 0 comments

Keetha DePriest 30in30

 

I think about all the writers and painters and sculptors who say, “One doesn’t wait to be in the mood to create. One simply creates. Only amateurs” — sniff of disdain here — “wait until they’re inspired.”

 

Keetha 30in30

 

Yes but — here in my world sometimes I just don’t feel like it. Like last night when I really wanted to watch that football game (the last college football game until August, ya’ll!). And the night before when I just didn’t feel like it. I did it anyway, so there’s that.

Keetha DLP

 

Getting started is the hard part. Once I start, I’m there and I enjoy the paint and trying out new techniques. Tomorrow it may be just as daunting to start. Or it may not.

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