Posts Tagged “30 paintings in 30 days”

Upcoming plans

Upcoming plans

Reflection Part 4: What next? For my last reflection, I wanted to let you all know about my upcoming plans for my art practice.  I will be posting the rest of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days work onto my shop at Fine Art America over the next week.  I’m also planning on putting together…

The Pressure of Time

The Pressure of Time

Reflection 4: I felt the pressure of time.   Now that I’m a mom, I really feel the race against the clock.  Working full-time and being a mom to a newly-adopted three-year-old boy is completely all-encompassing.  I don’t have the free time I used to have to delve into deep sessions in my studio.  Instead,…

Artistic Confidence

Artistic Confidence

Reflection 3: I became more confident in my abilities.  By putting work out I wasn’t particularly fond of, I allowed the public to decide what was good and what wasn’t.  I was surprised when my favorite ones didn’t get as much positive feedback as ones I either really struggled with or just didn’t like.  But,…

Practice makes improvement

Practice makes improvement

Reflection 2: I got more practice.  I didn’t put in 10,000 hours to this project, but I did put in hard-core studio time, day after day.  My work got noticeably better, even in one month. My strokes got more even, my paint mixing got better, my use of different brushes improved.  My photography skills improved…

Cleaning up shop

Cleaning up shop

Reflection on 30 Paintings in 30 Days- September 2017 Challenge Well, there you have it, 30 Paintings in 30 Days!  The link to my gallery is here and I’m starting to add my work to my Fine Art America storefront, here.  As with my first challenge in January, I learned a lot.  This challenge, overall, went…

Ornaments

Ornaments

September 30, 2017 Day 30 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Ornaments”  This is my final submission for Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  I used Autumn Maple, Shaded Spruce, Neutral Gray, and Butterum.  It’s a bit abstract- I see ornaments hanging by an invisible thread with globes in the background.  What do…

Squares and Arrows

Squares and Arrows

September 29, 2017  Day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Squares and Arrows”  This is a simple design with Grenadine squares and Navy Peony arrows.  Like my “Circular” painting, it’s a bit of a play on my work.  At some trainings I attend, I watch presentations with PowerPoint charts that have an overabundance of…

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

September 28, 2017 Day 28 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Falling Leaves” This painting, done in Tawny Port, Golden Lime, Grenadine, and Autumn Maple, was so much fun to do.  I love painting leaves since their textures are so varied, and now that it’s almost October I have a lot of real-life “models” to study! …

Citrus Summer

Citrus Summer

September 27, 2017 Day 27  “Citrus Summer”  This is a design with half-circles I painted to look like orange slices and limes, in Autumn Maple and Golden Lime.  The triangle bits are happy accidents; while I was painting, I accidentally brushed the white space with the Autumn Maple color and it made a mark.  Unlike…

Squares on Rectangles

Squares on Rectangles

September 26, 2017 Day 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Squares on Rectangles”  Squares and rectangles- how could you go wrong?  This one features Golden Lime, Navy Peony, Shaded Spruce, and Neutral Gray.  Patterns like this take some time, as you have to wait for sections to dry before painting adjacent sections, otherwise the…

Hexagons 3

Hexagons 3

September 25, 2017 Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Hexagons”  Today’s work is more hexagons; I seem to really love hexagons right now! In this one, I used Ballet Slipper (which is not really ballet pink), Neutral Gray, and Navy Peony.  I cheated slightly and added gold watercolor to frame each hexagon.  Although I…

Circular 56874A23-5

Circular 56874A23-5

September 24, 2017 Day 24 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Circular 56874A23-5”  These circles, ovals, and dashes in this painting use Golden Lime, Marina, and Shaded Spruce.  I wanted this piece to be fun and lively and show a lot of motion.   Read More

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