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I've had a few teachers present a similar challenge in various art classes: the idea is to distill a landscape or a still life down to its essential bare bones. Can you do it with 7 lines? 5 lines? 3 lines and still keep the essence of your subject. I keep this challenge in mind a lot in the studio- but maybe apply it to a mood, a moment, a memory, a sensation, a time and place. What can be taken away while still conveying the same message? The same challenge can be applied to all sorts of disciplines- writing, design, etc. If you give it a try, be sure to let me know how it goes!

Here we go Tuesday, whatchu got?

Winning things on a Monday is a good way to start the week:) Drumroll... the winner is @justinebrohn who picked "La Femme" !! Thank you to everyone for entering.🧑😘

I took a class recently that focused on breathing- I know, it sounds funny- But it was really cool! Can you use only your nose, can it be in your belly, can you make it quiet, slow, add a pause, while walking, etc etc? After class I felt more awake, more clear and calm. Those are things I have been striving to feel for a long time and to know that I can help myself to some extent with my lungs is pretty cool! Thanks, very wise yoga instructor! πŸ™ŒπŸ™

Hi you, happy Friday. I have an art giveaway happening! You get to pick which one of these 4 you want to win- See yesterday's post for more details and how to enter 😘

GIVEAWAY Time! [now closed] I am giving away ONE of these four to Thank You All for being here on my art making journey! To enter the giveaway: 1 -> Follow my account @anneabuevastudio 2 -> Comment which piece you pick AND Tag a friend. 3 -> Enter as many times as you like in separate comments. The names and sizes? Here you go: Top left is 9x12 and we will call her "La Femme" | Top right - 12x16 - "Neutrality" | Bottom left - 12x16 - "The Outdoorsman" | Bottom right - 9x12 - "Harbinger" Can't wait to hear which one you want to win! More pics posted in stories. Be sure to enter before Saturday at 5pm- Winner randomly picked and announced on Monday. Yeehaw;)

I was not great at anything science-y in school. I didn't like bunson burners or experiments or the periodic table. It is sort of ironic, because now I run experiments everyday- although perhaps my note taking system is a little unconventional. πŸ˜‰ This is my formula for a fabulous watermelon-y hue... πŸ‰

A bright little corner at @winifredgrace πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸŒΈ

I feel a "giveaway" percolating as a Thank You for being here and following along with my art-making journey 😁! Thinking maybe a "you pick" work on paper πŸ€” Stay tuned this week as I work out the details πŸ₯°πŸ™

Saturday work in progress with attitude.

Yesterday was a big day! The clients who commissioned this piece came over to see the final, final. Needless to say, I was very nervous. I poured my heart onto this canvas for the last two months and what if they didn't like it?!? Luckily- they were thrilled and I loved listening as they discovered every inch, every layer, and the life and emotion within. When they left I didn't know whether to sing or cry or dance or sleep. Hoping I have time for all of the above this weekend. I put a little animation in my Stories that shows some of the steps I captured along the way. Thank You @gilmelott @studio6f for the opportunity to challenge myself and for your perfect prodding along the way!

This one reminds me of the ebb and flow of the tides - salty smells and treasures left behind... "Tidal" 12" x 16"

Have you heard of grief brain? It's a real thing- (you can even google it). For me, I definitely noticed it for at least 2+ years after my children passed. Keeping track of tasks or finding the right words could be really hard and take extra effort (that I didn't necessarily have in me). I think this is a big part of why I turned to painting; It is a form of communication that doesn't require words or calendars. Sometimes it isn't what I am actually painting, but the physical action of it that crosses into territory I can't find words for. My heart still hurts everyday, and painting is one of the ways I can let that out a little bit.

today's update: it is officially slipper season and here is a work in progress 😊

how's your weekend so far? Hope it is just exactly what you need😘

Wanderlust | 18" x 14"

Working small before I go big... What are you working on today?

Is it me or is this just a scatter-brained sort of week? Maybe it was the full moon, or gorgeous blue sky, but I start one thing and end up on something totally different. All good stuff, just not what I imagined 🀷