This is the last day of my 30 day challenge. I didn’t quite make 30 paintings, but I came close and I sure pushed myself to paint every day, which was the goal. Thanks for following along. I will occasionally post going forward. Here’s a view from Lake Crescent. I was trying to use the palette of colors I’m taking next week when I go plein aire painting next week in the Methow Valley with Tom Hoffman, a local watercolor artist. I slipped a little pastel in there too!
Another sketchbook entry. I’m not sure I like doing the text very much, but it’s a learning experience. I feel like I should have put a kitty on the blanket. Maybe next time:
Some sketchbook fun today – trying out lettering and ink:
This self-imposed challenge is nearing an end and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’m inching closer to a sense of what I like and want to do more of. Thanks all for looking. Here’s another from my sketch book; hollyhocks in Mt. Vernon:
My sketchbook class teacher suggested we look through some old photographs for inspiration. This is from a photo of Doug’s mom, Jan, back when she was young. I don’t know what year, but I loved the light and shadows in the original photo, so I simplified it down to this:
I’ve been working on this for a few days and even though I think it needs more work, I want to move on!! It’s a similar set up to the watercolor I did a few days ago – this is pastel:
Did this today in my sketchbook class – it’s not quite done, but it sure was fun!
Well, I’ve been working on this for a long time today, and when I finally photographed it I could see all of the problems! Oh well – here it is. I plan to do it again in another medium, so you’ll see that soon (not today!):
Teapot with African Violets:
Mosa out on the patio and a vase of hydrangeas. A bit overworked, but it was fun to do: