Oct 17, 2017
oil on panel, 8"x8"
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Well everyone, this is the final day of this 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.
These past 30 days went by so darn quickly. Some days I was psyched to get into it, some days it felt like a chore to complete, but all in all it was so, so amazing. Mostly, it was amazing because it really helped guide the 30 days of my thoughts, emotions and overall excitement in getting to marry the best guy on planet earth; it helped push me to continue creating, sharing my work with you all and really carrying on a long & daunting series through the finish line.
I'm so thankful for all of the support and love shown to me throughout this series from friends, supporters, and family members - without you rooting for me day in and day out, it would've been so easy to just let this project fall by the wayside. You all continued to remind me that I currently have a unique story to put into the universe, to share and to grow through my experience to help others do the same.
Most importantly, I thank my best friend and love in the entire world, Jose. Without his beautiful encouragement, his daily affirmations, and for his excitement to put my work out into the world, this (my career, this series and life in general) would be impossible. Other than in class and until recently, he was the only person in the world to ever see me working in action, and I loved the cocoon we built for ourselves and shared with each other in that creative space. I trust you completely, and I'm so thrilled "to get hitched" (cue his laugh because I finally used his phrase and didn't roll my eyes) to you in a mere 4 days.
Jose, amorcito, te amo 'para siempre.' A lifetime of gracias will never be enough.
Appropriately enough and just in our procrastinating style, Jose and I came up with the subject for this last painting 2 minutes before I painted it and a second before his Uber showed up to take him to his bachelor party. You guessed it, they're our wedding rings in the stunning red box they came in. I attempted to capture the plush white pillow and the bright red case, keeping the rings as the main focus of the painting. This is easily one of my favorites, and I honestly think I'm going to keep this one in my "forever repertoire" (aka, our living room wall) forever.
Make sure to follow along the journey, past/present/future, of these 30 paintings through my Instagram (@britvaldezstudio) and this portfolio, as I have a few goodies to share with you all in the next month or two (*cough cough* show(s), an inclusive look into the series, and more *cough cough*). I will also continue working on my series of larger works alongside working on a few backed up commissions (read through the entire blog on this series to understand why I had to put them on backorder). Finally, please keep in touch! I love to hear from you guys in any way, shape or form.
So much love to you all, and so many besos. Until the next post!