30 Paintings in 30 Days…Almost

I’m REALLY not sure why I’m doing this. Did I say that last time? I think so. I don’t have time to paint a painting EVERY day. I don’t. But all that daily effort just makes my paintings better, solidifies my current style, and improves my discipline. So I’m going to participate anyway. Even though I really don’t want to. I guess. Just so you know, it’s not cheating to paint ahead, to not paint all 30, or to paint two in one day and none in another. Just paint. That’s the idea behind Leslie Saeta’s 30 day challenge. I like those rules. Which is why I’m doing this, even though I really don’t have time…

My plan is to paint 15 oil and cold wax paintings on cradled wooden panels. The other 15 will be acrylic and other media (pastels,etc.) on canvas. All will be gallery depth and 8 x 8 to keep it manageable. My hope is to have a collection of smaller paintings that will inspire some larger pieces along the way.

My theme this time is abstract marshes (surprise). I know I paint a lot of marsh scenes, but I’m almost completely out of stock now. If I get tired of those, I might switch to florals halfway through. I  want to experiment with some different color palettes and that’s easiest to do if I focus on one subject matter. If I try to focus on color and subject and perspective and all these things at once, it’s just too overwhelming. I want this to be fun, a learning experience, and not take over my life completely. Because I really don’t have time for this.





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