My 30 paintings in 30 days!

This I must say was an eye opener, when we say we don’t have enough time.  It is So not true ,I have proved to myself that I can find the time.  I was really entrenched in this process this month, and had a fun time doing it.   So now I need to keep this momentum going, painting away.

These are my 30 , and pleased overall.   Thanks for taking a look 🙂picmonkey-image

Day 30 of 30 Fun month of painting!January 2017

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An amazing 30 days for sure!  Here is my very last january painting and will add a “sort of works in progress ” on this one.  I say sort of because at one point I just forgot and went crazy painting.. and didn’t stop to photograph.    I was not sure it was going to come together.  Over all i’m happy with it but have a long way to go in learning fur and just learning to use different color schemes.    Seems I keep using the same colors.

The picture I used was from a magazine from along time ago.  I just loved the side view of this cat and knew I wanted to attempt painting this guy..  finally.

So now what?  Must keep painting!  Not sure what February will bring need to think about that.  Maybe it will be another month of paintings..we shall see.  🙂

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light drawing
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light underpainting
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begun the eye
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started to lay in the darks
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and bam I got to this point sorry no pictures from last update.. but did add more detail to eye and fur and back ground
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started to really work up the fur and washes to blend in somewhat.
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finished painting.

 

Day 29 out of 30 days Challenge 2017

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The home stretch just one more day.  I must say I have not painted so much ever! I really am enjoying it.  Another little scenery by the same river as the previous days painting.

It measures 5 x7 on arches 300 pound watercolor paper done with daniel smith paints. Im also adding the cropped picture.  So to add to the 30 in 30 challenge.  Easier to up load and is neater for the 30 in 30 blog.

If you would like to see 100’s of artist from all over the world posting their 30 in 30 click on the Big link below 🙂

Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 painting challenge Jan 2017

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Day 19 of 30 January 2017

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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

Day 13 of 30 January 2017

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This painting is a small 5 x 7 size, watercolor.  Today was Friday the 13th and a full moon as well.  So this one feels over worked for me.  I should have stopped a while ago doing those greens on the bottom.    I’ve included a few pictures as a work in progress. Also the actual photo I took.  There is a lot more in the photo like flowers and a wall to the right.  I needed to keep it simple to actually finish it for today.

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Getting there.. details..
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very beginning of this painting.
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the pretty pot and florals around it. I will probably try this again when I have more time

 

Day 11 of 30 day challenge Jan 2017

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Quick little wet in wet 2 x 5 inch painting done on arches post card.  It was a paint and run kind of day.   I think for fun for next few I will take a picture of the inspiration and possibly works in progress pictures. Its fun to see the progression I think.  This little painting really just went on as you see it.  Not to many layers.

Day 10 of 30 Painting challenge Jan2017

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Small painting of a tulip that is wide open.  This painting measures 3 x 7 inches. Watercolor Daniel smith paints and arches 300 pound watercolor paper.

Day 9 of 30 January 2017

dscn3956A small painting  2 x 4 inches , A view from shore from Narrows Two campground looking out on to Mt Desert Island ( Acadia National Park) .

I honestly am shocked at myself to continue with this challenge.  What I have been doing is grabbing a piece of watercolor paper,  and have several pictures to choose from.  They are quick wet on wet,  at times I have two going just to give the first painting a rest so it dry’s a little bit.  These are taking no more than 20 min to 45 min  to finish.  Pretty soon I will start a more ambitious painting to work over a period of time. While still doing these quick  paintings.

Painting 1 of 30 days January 1st 2017

Here is a truly new beginning.  Pulling the paints out and just going for it.  No fuss just play, could not come up with a “theme”  My theme is just to  “Just Paint”.   So as far as what I will come up with will be a mystery to me as well..  But thats ok.

So for my first painting of January 2017 is a small little still life  it is 5 X7 on arches paper.  I use mostly Daniel smith watercolors.  My inspiration for this painting was a picture I saw in a magazine.   Like I said this will be an interesting month of what I will pick to paint and how.  So there maybe some experimenting  going on as well as subject matter. 🙂dscn3937

So What Do YOU Do to get your creative juices going?

When time passes without creating we get rusty, we get afraid to put paint to watercolor paper. That perfectly white paper… ugh don’t want to destroy it!  (This is a group shot scroll down to see each individually up close)group shot

This has been the case for me this year. So to just get things going again I pulled out my zentangle kit and started to mindful scribble and incorporate some watercolor to give it a bit of color. They are not big and or time-consuming it is just enough to focus on something. Start it and finish it, these little scribbles are only 2 x 2 inches in size.The Big D

How fun it was, in the past I only did ink and pencil but to incorporate watercolor was the punch I needed. I think this will be something I pursue in the future in a large design. For now, I’ll just enjoy the quality of this meditation in art. Zentangles typically have no “plan” you just block off areas and add lines and squiggles. So it always interesting to see where you end up and the journey there. Always fun, this is just what I needed to get rolling again.. Back to the “mouse colors” with a Zentangle here and there.. So what do you do? would love to hear from those who do arts or crafts. Have a great week!

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