20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 11

Week 3 seems to be the week of lighter, brighter colors on dark background shapes. The trend continues with a new take on an old motif of stones. If you are curious, you can see previous versions of this idea here and here.

Truth be told, I’ve had this image, or something very similar in my mind for a while now. I had wanted to do a painting of dark stones with light stripes, although not necessarily for this project. With the paintings I’ve been doing lately that have lighter colors overlapping dark shapes, the idea of painting colorful lines on the stones proved irresistible, so here we are!

Day 11 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

Day 11 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

Day 11 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

This is a gouache painting that’s about 2.5in x 5in on a 6in square piece of Arches 90lb paper.

A note on color: I do my best adjust the color of the digital images to match as closely as possible, but it’s tricky business. The color is most accurate in the first two photographs above.

If you like this painting, leave a comment on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win it. It’s as easy as that! For more information about the giveaway, read the Giveaway Details below.

Many thanks to Abbey Hendrickson from Aesthetic Outburst for providing the inspiration for this project!

Giveaway Details:

  • eligibility: open to anyone worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post to be entered to win the painting featured in the post. Feel free to enter to win more than one painting, but only one comment per person per post.
  • entry deadline: comments close on the first Sunday morning (EST)* after the post is made (*the exceptions are days 19 & 20 which fall on June 27th & 28th. Days 19 & 20 giveaway posts will close the morning of the 29th, so I can announce the final winners on my actual birthday).
  • winner selection & notification: winners will be chosen at random and announced on the blog each Monday for all the giveaways from the previous week.
  • how to claim your painting: send me an email at aisforanika -at- gmail -dot- com with your mailing address and I’ll send you the painting you won right away! Winners must send me their response with their mailing address within 72 hours (3 days) of the published time of the notification post or they forfeit the prize in which case another winner will be randomly chosen.

31 Replies to “20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 11”

  1. This painting rocks…

    Seriously though this is the best of the batch in my opinion. But you know that I like your rock paintings.

  2. starting to lose hope – you’ve got too many lovely commentators!!!! This one is of course my favorite – so natural. such a win. Still disappointed about not winning cirquare, so to make it up to me, you can just gift me this one…. <3

  3. This is beautiful. Gorgeous color’s contrasted against the dark “stones”. Makes me think of jewel veins in river washed basalt pebbles…

  4. This one is so cool since it was inspired by nature. I love your designs, colors, everything.
    p.s. not commenting so I can win again but I had to let you know how lovely this is!

  5. Jessica’s beau, reporting in for commenting duty. I get to say where it gets hung though, if my name gets picked.

  6. hope it’s not classed as cheating that i’m commenting on more than one painting – they are all just SO beautiful! i really love this one. i have a little collection of stones and shells that this would lovely next to πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful-as ever! I’m falling in love with your art, Miss Anika. You have a lovely style- modern yet rooted in some very classy design traditions. Good on you for having such a fresh perspective on the classics!

  8. Awesome pebbles….I find ones a bit like those on the beach near where I live, they’re black and have quartz stripes running through them πŸ™‚

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