30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

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.IMG_0610 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. IMG_0624  IMG_0626   IMG_0611 IMG_0612 IMG_0613 IMG_0614 IMG_0615 IMG_0616 IMG_0617 IMG_0618 IMG_0619  IMG_0621 IMG_0622 IMG_0623  IMG_0625  IMG_0627 IMG_0628 IMG_0629IMG_0620


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


10 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

  1. Thanks, Sheila. I can’t wait to see new art from all my challenge friends. If I was really on the ball, I’d have these painted. I couldn’t NOT sign up for this challenge, but I also have quite a stack of quilts that I need to finish for customers this next month. Somehow it will all get done.


  2. Actually I do have a set of “bunny” cards in my Etsy shop. And I have some others that were printed that I never put into my shop. Thanks for reminding me–I’ll have to take care of that! (my Etsy shop is BluePumpkinStudio.com)


  3. These look great Pam. I am so busy I am going to follow the 30 in 30 but no time to do it. Will be at an artist retreat on Cuttyhunk Island for 5 days an going to Parents Weekend, plus another trip so…..no go for me.


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