Yes, it’s time for another painting challenge starting Monday, September 1st. I will join 700 other artists and attempt to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. Of course that means painting small. Most of my little art is only 4″ x 4″ or 5″ x 7″. I like to paint on Ampersand Aquabord with watercolors. It is a sturdy panel with an absorbent surface. I thought I would get ahead of the game and start to draw a few things. These are still in the ink stage. Next I will add color with watercolors. Then I spray them with multiple coats of varnish to make the color permanent. Before I start drawing on the aquabord, I sketch some ideas on paper. I thought you would like to see some pages in one of my sketchbooks. These are real rough sketches–and they all don’t become paintings. I just kick the ideas around for awhile. I am somewhat embarrassed to show these, but maybe you will see that I’m just doodling, really.
Well now you have had a peek into the process of a “not so fine” artist! I will start posting finished paintings on Monday, September 1st. If you want to see daily art from hundreds of other (real) artists who have signed up for the challenge, check out artist Leslie Saeta’s blog at lesliesaeta.blogspot.com