glowing orange spiral on deep red background, painting by Lynne Baur

Spiral In, Spiral Out

The 30-Doodles-in-30-Days Challenge is drawing to a close, but one thing I have discovered is that everyone has enjoyed having a daily  doodling suggestion (a “prompt”) as a creative springboard. And seeing each other’s responses to the prompt sparks additional creative ideas and a sense of community. Several doodlers have joined our ranks in just […]
"Winter Colors #23", mixed watermedia on paper, 12x9", painting by Lynne Baur

30-in-30 Day 23

30-in-30 Day 23. Continuing the spiral motif, thinking of the stored energy of seeds in the earth, waiting for spring to unfurl. No time to write more today—I’m off to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN to install the “giant painting” and its companion smaller triptych. Very excited to see them up on the wall in […]
"Winter Colors #21", mixed watermedia on paper, 5x5", painting by Lynne Baur

30-in-30 Day 21

As promised, a companion piece to yesterday’s painting. Did you figure out the origin of these two paintings?             Remember this “start”?   I had a late night before the last session working on this start, so I decided to go to bed early. But I did go back into my studio […]
"Winter Colors #20", mixed watermedia on paper, 5x5", painting by Lynne Baur

30-in-30 Day 20

There had to be a way to get my favorite turquoises and watery blues into the “winter colors” theme. This piece is a meditation on the northern lights. Not sure about the orientation yet, but the nice thing about mounting my work on cradled boards is that it’s easy to just pick the piece up […]
"Winter Colors #19", mixed watermedia on paper, 4x4", painting by Lynne Baur

30-in-30 Day 19

Today’s painting is another little 4×4″ painting, a companion piece to yesterday’s. I like them as a pair, one light-on-dark, the other dark-on-light.                     I also worked on one of the starts I showed you from Day 16.  Remember this one? Yesterday was a klutzy day […]
"Winter Colors #18", mixed watermedia on paper, 4x4", painting by Lynne Baur

30-in-30 Day 18

Today’s is another tiny 4×4″ painting, using the same start sheet that I used for Day 9’s painting. Often I make a start that is not intended to be a single finished painting, but instead has colors and shapes that I want to use in several pieces. I also worked some more on two of […]