20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 19

For Day 19’s painting I wanted to paint something in a loose style; to doodle with the paint brush. The “swoops” theme I’ve explored in the past seemed to be just the ticket. I painted this in layers of color, working intuitively to choose colors as I started each new layer. The result is a somewhat busy pattern, but I think it’s interesting to look at. You can take it in as a whole, and then explore each layer by focusing on one color on another.

Day 19 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

Day 19 of my 20 in 20 Giveaway

This is a gouache painting that covers the entire 6in square piece of Fabriano Artistico 140lb paper.

**A quick reminder about the comments this week: There is only 1 more painting after this! I’ll be announcing the winners of Day 19 & 20 on my birthday, Wednesday June 29th. In order to do that, I’ll be closing comments for both paintings early Wednesday morning. Make sure to get your comments in early so you won’t miss out!**

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.

16 Replies to “20 in 20: June Birthday Bash Giveaway, Day 19”

  1. I really like the photos that you take almost as much as the piece. It’s so pretty when you add the flowers, rocks etc.

  2. This makes me think of costumes & bunting for the circus…the -old- circus! I spent years with Ringling Bro’s as a child, in the early 70’s (my mother ran away & joined the circus, taking me with her). Wild times! The moment I saw your happy swoops I felt like I was riding an elephant in the lap of an Elephant Lady. I loved the elephants the best & spent many hours hanging out with them.

  3. love the energy in this piece. i’m kicking myself that I didn’t leave any other comments in your month of giveaways! i’ve really enjoyed the work.

  4. eep! here’s my last try.
    i love this one…seems magical.
    thank you for sharing your birthday with us & i hope you have a super fabulous day :]

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