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

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Day 30 Sail Away

Whew!  This is the last day of the 30 day challenge.  It’s been fun, but I think I will let my paint brushes stand idle for awhile.  Today’s painting is another commission for Karin.  I haven’t done a sail boat before, but I’m happy how it turned out.  It’s also fun to think about warmer days , though the 31 degrees we are supposed get up to today already seems balmy (everything is relative!)  Congratulations to all the other 400 or so artists that have been posting to Leslie Saeta’s blog everyday this month.  It’s been wonderful to see.

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Watercolor on Aquabord  5″ x 7″   SOLD

 

Day One : I Love Snow

It’s past midnight (Happy New Year!) so I can post my first painting of 2014. We’ve had a very snowy New Years Eve so it seemed only appropriate that I should start off the year with another snowman.    I will be adding this to Leslie Saeta’s blog as part of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.   Day One is done!   See it in my Etsy Shop.

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New Year’s Daily Painting Challenge

Tomorrow,  I (and about 400 other artists) will start the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge on Leslie Saeta’s Blog.  This will be my 3rd time participating and it has made all the difference in my “artist” life.  Come along with me and enjoy some fabulous art.  The question still remains though…. What am I going to paint tomorrow?!  Stay tuned!

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Scatter Sunshine

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Scatter Sunshine

I was playing around in ipiccy.com. It’s a free photo editing website I discovered through my Webinarts online class with Leslie Saeta. I love how this “sunshine” poster turned out. I used a pic of one of my original art quilts, adding text and a frame.