Strada Easel Challenge, Day 5

1/5/19 Friendly Visitor, 4″x6″ oil on panel

Today we were out hiking in the snow with friends and a pack of dogs. No time to stop to paint, so I plundered my daughters toys for today’s subject.

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9/24 – Oleander Hawk Moth

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9/24 – Oleander Hawk Moth, 6×6 acrylics on paper

I love the common name of this moth. Oleander reminds me of a Southern ghost story, of a servant slave girl who tried to come back to favor to her owners by baking a cake for the children (and their mother). She added oleander leaves into the cake mix to make them sick so that she could nurse them back to health, but tragically added too much, and poisoned them instead. The ghost of the servant girl, and the children, are said to haunt the plantation.

30 Paintings In 30 Days – The September Leslie Saeta Challenge

30 in 30 Promo

http://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog

Oops I did it again – I signed up for another painting Challenge. Considering the chaos of my daily life, I am really not sure how I will do it, but, that’s the challenge of it, eh?

I realized today that I have been participating in these daily painting challenges for about a decade now. A decade! I first started out with the Forgotten Works Challenge in Seattle, and brought the concept with me to Idaho when I moved there in 2011.

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9/1 – Luna Moth, Acrylics on Paper

My Theme this challenge – Moths on Patterned Backgrounds. Please follow along, either here, on my blog, or on my FB/Instagram Pages (@DanaAldisStudio) or on the blog Leslie set up for the Challenge (under my Space Invaders promo)