Moon above the clouds

July 28, 2015

Space inspires me. Clouds thrill me. And the moon is so beautiful that every time I see it, I can’t help saying, “Hello, Mother Moon.”

Here’s a small painting of all those things combined.

Moon #4315008 4x4 on wrapped canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Moon #4315008
4×4 on wrapped canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Available.


Cosmos

July 21, 2015
Cosmos #4315012 4x4 on wrapped canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Cosmos #4315012
4×4 on wrapped canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

How about a trip into space today? I thought it might be fun to visit a nearby nebula. Are you up for an adventure? (click the link to find out more)

Moonlight Night is also now available if you’d prefer to go exploring through some ruins.

Until our next adventure!


Special Offer

July 20, 2015

Today I have a special offer for my blog readers.

The last couple of signings and shows I’ve done, I’ve had people so excited because they picked up a copy of The Three Books and wanted to get the next two book that are currently available in the series (there will be 5 books total when I’m done). I realized that I didn’t really have a place where people could purchase these together, so I set it up on my Zibbet store.

Dawn Blair_Sacred Knight_books 2-3

Right now, you can get both books directly from me for $25.00 plus shipping. Because I love my blog readers, if you use the promo code SK4BLOG you can get free shipping. That’s right! Autographed copies of Manifest the Magic and To Birth a Destiny right from the author for only $25. Act quickly — this coupon code is only good through August 10, 2015.

Happy reading!


What Had Been Intended

July 16, 2015

Now that you’ve seen all the progress paintings that I did under the working title A Cloudy Start (which is now titled Permissions), I want to show you what I had really intended on doing. About halfway through painting that piece, I realized I’d gotten way off track, so I wanted to do another, smaller, just so that I could really ingrain what I’d done wrong (well, maybe not wrong, but certainly had a happy accident with). Here’s the piece I did:

Moonlight Night #4315007 4x4 on wrapped canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Moonlight Night #4315007
4×4 on wrapped canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Yep, it was supposed to be more like that. But, like I said, happy accident.I am kind of intrigued with how my “castle ruins” really look like three people sitting on a knoll staring up at the moon,.Another happy accident?

I might have to try this one in a larger size. Let me know what you think.


Progress on a Cloudy Start (7)

July 9, 2015

Things are coming together fast now. The bird now has color and I’ve changed the color of her dress.

A cloudy start Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Now the bird gets more work:

A cloudy start Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Notice her hair has been fixed — there’s even an ear in there now.

A cloudy start (closeup) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (closeup)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (face closeup) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (face closeup)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Now for the finishing touches on the hair and to paint the birdcage:

A cloudy start (birdcage added) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (birdcage added)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start ( birdcage closeup) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start ( birdcage closeup)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Now I’m ready to put on the finishing touches.

 


Shoshone Art in the Park

July 7, 2015

I’ll be at Shoshone Art in the Park on July 11th and 12th. Here’s more details.

28th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park Poster

Hope to see you there!


Progress on a Cloudy Start (6)

July 6, 2015
A cloudy start  Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

I’ve now blocked in the girl and the bird. I can’t say at this point that I’m happy with her dress, but it’s a start. At least it’s covered in paint so the background and grass won’t show through with whatever I decide to do.

Here’s a closeup:

A cloudy start (closeup of girl and bird blocked in) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (closeup of girl and bird blocked in)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

And a closeup of the girl so far. I asked my son how she was looking here and he said, “She has no ear.” He’s not wrong. I admit that I’d been so focused on her face that I didn’t even think about the ear though I knew it wasn’t right. I had intentionally left her hair back like that because I knew it would be lighter closer to her face. Yes, an ear and the hairline are still to come.

A cloudy start (closeup of girl) Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

A cloudy start (closeup of girl)
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Painting fingers that tiny is hard! I really think I need to get a brush with tiny, firm bristles. Let the quest begin.


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