Back in the saddle!

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04_09_2019

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Photoshop.  A bit creaky, but trust me – these studies get better over time!

So it’s been… what? A few years since my last blog post? I know, I know.. it’s absolutely shameful.

In my defense, I WAS returning to work after a 10 year absence, so I had a lot to prove. For a long while, there just wasn’t any time or head space at the end of the day for art-making.

But so far, my career has got itself (mostly) back on track (knock on wood), the kids are doing ok, and my house isn’t falling apart – win!

There’s also something about September that makes me think “time for another ’30 Paintings in 30 Days’ challenge”, but since Leslie Saeta isn’t doing that this year, I decided it was time for a little self-motivation!

The Challenge:

Spend as many of my lunch hours as possible doing landscape studies in Photoshop.

The Rules:

  • All reference images should come from my own photos
  • Avoid blending unless absolutely necessary
  • NO gradients
  • NO layers

Onwards!

 

2 thoughts on “Back in the saddle!

  1. Hi Emma, So glad you are “back in the saddle again.” I’m sorry we didn’t get to talk much during our visit. I wanted to pick your brain about landscape painting. I’m joining a group to paint “en plein air” next week and I have never done this before. They will be mostly sketches for future paintings. It’s actually a week long art retreat that my friend is hosting. I’m excited to be surrounded by such a creative group. I look forward to your future posts. You are so dedicated!! Jim & I truly enjoyed spending time with Veronica & James. They were so sweet and so very smart!! Take care, Debbie

    On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 11:33 AM Art & Emmanations wrote:

    > emmapittson posted: “So it’s been… what? A year-and-a-half, maybe, since > my last blog post? I know, I know.. it’s absolutely shameful. In my > defense, I WAS returning to work after a 10 year absence, so I had a lot to > prove. For a long while, there just wasn’t any time or h” >

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    1. Yes, it’s really too bad that we didn’t get more of a chance to talk, but the kids had a great time with you and the game you brought is still very popular, so thank you very much for that! I’ve been posting my landscape studies on Instagram, but I only recently decided to go back to blogging. We’ll see how it goes! And wow! A “plein air” retreat! Now THAT’S dedication. Let me know how that goes! Good luck!

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