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 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
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This is a picture I had of my kitty Oliver looking out the window. He was sitting facing me but had turned his head looking over his shoulder. Below I wanted to post what I’m starting to do to keep track of my color mixtures and what was used in a painting. I don’t know how other artist do it. but I think for me it just might work.
so I am going to start cutting my paper bigger and construct my painting shifted over so I have an area to test paints and jot down the names of the colors used. This way when a painting is all done . This can be cut off and labeled which painting these colors where used on and also if I get a great mixture.. it will be there for me to repeat again in a different painting. The date started and finished name of paper used. Also who what where on the back. what the inspiration was as well.. It need not be a novel but if you want to recall all these details why not file it some where to have it when needed.
A shot of kitty a little bit further a way. It measures 5.7 on arches 300 pound paper. Using Daniel Smith watercolors.
Day 25 Working on learning how to use the yellows. This is a sunflower that the picture was cropped just catching a portion of these huge sunflower in my yard a few years back. It needs something. I will repost the final picture on this day 25 post . I need to get back on it and add the seeds in the center. Things got so muddy I gave up on this one. But worth going back to it and give it another chance. This is why I share its the good and the bad, and everything in between. Enjoying the journey!
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.
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.
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.
Just a quick paint and post, a little yellow flower that grows in my garden. This painting is only 2 inches by 2 inches on arches paper. I guess I’m looking forward to spring with all these flower pictures. Have a great day.