30 in 30 Days!

Posted on February 6, 2017 | No Comments

At the end of December, I saw some posts online about a “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge. I’ve never been good about following through on New Year’s resolutions, but this was a challenge I wanted to take on. I have found it difficult to put aside time every day to paint, or to make painting the priority of every day. I have read that this kind of sustained work will enable growth in one’s work.

Being sick on January 1 wasn’t the best way to start, but I managed to do an iPad painting. And then I was on my way. With dreary, cold, grey Northeast Ohio weather, going outside wasn’t an appealing option. Several of the 30 day paintings were still lifes. That was a new challenge in itself. I tried painting glass, metal, fabrics, fruits, vegetables and flowers. (Flowers are harder to paint than you would guess!)

I’m proud to say that I completed the challenge without missing a day, even with a trip to Colorado in the middle of the month. Some were flops, most were okay, and a couple I ended up liking a fair amount. Here is a collage of the (31) paintings.

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