20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 12

Day 12’s painting took forever! It seemed like it would be a pretty simple, straightforward idea to paint when I started. I guess in many ways it was, but there are lots of little precise parts to it, and it took some time! The results are well worth it, even if I did stay up til the wee small hours to finish.

The cool thing about staying up so late was that by the time I’d finished, the full moon had sunk low enough in the sky that I could see it through the window. I took a moment to hold up the painting, and admired the two round shapes together.

Day 12 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

Day 12 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

This is a gouache painting that’s about 4in in diameter on a 6in square piece of Arches 90lb paper.

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.

30 Replies to “20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 12”

  1. How beautiful!
    This painting would have been easier to do with cut paper, but to do it with the paint brush must have been quite a challenge. Excellent work!

  2. Just because I already won one of these doesn’t mean I can’t comment, right? This is beautiful work, Anika. I love the colors, the shapes and, above all, the precision with which you paint.

  3. I love all the shapes fragments and the colours – they work perfectly together. It’s a really beautiful image. :]

  4. RAD – i love how its so controlled, but also so CHAOTIC! very nice push and pull in this image. plus, lovely color pallete – i think someone’s been looking a pretty spring flowers πŸ˜€ LOVELOVELOVE

  5. love, love, love this!
    i took a color theory class last semester, and it’s really changed how i look at art/colors. this piece is just perfect.

  6. The balance in this is beautiful. It reminds me of the world with it’s hard edges and harmony existing in one. Just lovely. Thank you.

  7. This is a really special piece- I love how you painted it during the night of the full lunar eclipse-& it reflects the colors the sun throws all over the moon during an eclipse! You may not have realized it, but you were completely in tune with the world as you created.

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