Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 16 - 30 Paintings Challenge

8 x 10 Oil on Linen
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This is my latest painting from the 30 day painting challenge.  I've been doing a lot of drawing these days so I thought I'd share a charcoal self portrait I did as a homework assignment.  This is my first attempt at anything like this and it sure was difficult staring at myself in the mirror trying to see the large shapes. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Day Challenge

As much as I was committed to painting 30 paintings in 30 days I've decided to modify my plan.  I truly believe in painting every day but not necessarily finishing a piece.  Since the challenge began I enrolled in a figure and portrait drawing class at Studio Incamminati and a portrait painting class with Natalie Italiano.  I'll be posting some of my drawings soon...stay tuned!

The reason I signed up for the challenge was to push myself to paint every single day, no matter what.  But I didn't take into consideration how much time I would need to devote to work on my drawing skills.  I still plan on finishing 30 paintings but it will take more than 30 days.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 15 - 30 Day Challenge

10 x 8 Oil on Panel
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I took this photo in Florida when we were there last June.  Skies and sunsets are one of my favorite things to paint. 

Day 14 - 30 Day Challenge

5 x 7 Oil on Linen
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As long as the weather stays warm my pansies keep blooming.  Just a touch of spring in the cold winter! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 10 - 30 Day Challenge

6 x 8 Oil on Linen
Blue Cheese and Olives
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 7 - 30 Day Challenge

4 x 4 Oil on Linen
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Thought I'd break away from the berry paintings and paint a simple white rose. 

Day 6 - 30 Day Challenge

7 x 5 Oil on Linen
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Day 5 - 30 Day Challenge

5 x 7 Oil on Linen
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Thought I would stick to berry theme for now on day five of the 30 in 30 Day challenge. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 4 - 30 Day Challenge

5 x 7 Oil on Linen
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Day 3 - 30 Day Challenge

5 x 7 Oil on Linen
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Thought I'd try painting green grapes today.  It was more difficult to capture translucency with this type of grape but the challenge was fun.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 1

5" x 7" Oil on Linen
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In an effort to paint more I decided to join the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  This is the fruit of my labor for today!  I'm looking forward to keeping my brush wet.  Let the fun begin!