Day 24 of 30 painting challenge January 2017


My little painting of a yellow pansy, picture taken in my yard a few years ago.  I  used this cool purple watercolor that had tiny shiny glitters in it.  The name escapes my memory right now.   I promise in the future I will list some of these fun colors I have picked up over the years.

This painting is literally  just 2 x 4 inches. good things come in small packages.

Day 23 of 30 Painting challenge January 2017


I really struggled with this one.   Over all in the end I was happy with how it turned out.  Not even close to the picture I used for inspiration.  It was an owl.  Not sure what people see when they look at those piercing eyes.    I am finding more and more, I use less of the picture and just do what my painting soul tells me to do.

This painting is not very big, its about 7 inches by 9 inches done on 300 pound  with  Just slightly  textured surface.   I love the heavy papers.. no taping no stretching and no curling.

Day 22 of 30 January 2017


Hey there, day 22 ¬†8 days to go before this challenge is done. ¬†WOW amazed I’m keeping up. ¬†This little painting is about 2 inches by 4 inches done on a piece of ripped watercolor paper. ¬† So very rough edges 300 pound cold pressed paper. ¬†The heavier the paper the more water it can take.

Day 20 of 30 January 2017


Day 20 ¬†Happy to say I’ve been keeping up with the challenge. ¬†Not overly happy with this one. ¬† The wintery scene just looks static, the river is going up hill.. ¬†almost like it is a road way. ¬†Will promise myself to do this one over, at a later date.

Day 19 of 30 January 2017


Just having fun with washes the last few days.  Trying not to get to heavy with the paint.   Nothing too special not any major techniques other than wet in wet.  I did let things dry a little bit.  Trying to learn to be patient.  I must pull out the hair dryer that may help the situation.  This was a scene from a picture I took up in North Conway NH