Trail Notes November 17

I can hardly believe that its this late in the year already! I have loved doing my trail notes each week even if I don’t think anyone reads them. They have become a great record of my art journey throughout the year. With the craziness of life with small kids and all the juggling that comes with that, one post a week was all I could handle. This past week I did a small amount of painting as well as teaching my regular art ministry class at our church. I did some work on my RedBubble shop too adding some Christmas cars which I’ll show down further.Amanda Hunt classThe week started with art lessons at church where we started looking at texture. We did some fun exercises including blind contour drawing and moved on to create drawings using the textures we had learn (using line to create texture).

Amanda Hunt flowerI did manage to work some more on this painting which is almost finished. I will come back and finish the plate and spoon a bit later. I also worked a bit on the below poppy painting as it was Rememberance Day last week.

Amanda Hunt poppyPlenty of background work to do once I return to this one. My studio is crammed full of paintings that I would love to sell!

Amanda Hunt studioI started a new portrait this week. Here is a shot of the underpainting work using a red watercolour pencil and some acrylic paint. The strange lines on the face are intentional:

Amanda Hunt underpaintingRedBubble has another sale in the lead up to Christmas, this time its 15% off stocking stuffers until 11:59pm PST on Friday, November 21 2014. Use the code STOCKING15 at the checkout. Stocking stuffers include tote bags, posters, mugs, phone covers, laptop skins, stickers. Here is a link to my shop, I have all of these items available. My store is here. Here are some Christmas cards that I have added to the shop this week:

FullSizeRender_3 FullSizeRender_2 FullSizeRender_1 FullSizeRenderI also added a 2015 Calendar, this is the front of it and you can find the whole thing here:

FullSizeRender_4All in all I did get a few things done although I do feel that things are slowing down a bit for me as Christmas approaches.

“The road goes ever on and on”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


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