A Painting Challenge

So for whatever reason, I signed up for a 30 in 30 challenge.  I have always thought that one of these would be fun… painting every day for 30 days.  In the end you have a sense of accomplishment and 30 paintings.  Pretty cool, I guess.

I set my reservations aside and jumped in. We are onto day 6 now and I am really enjoying the journey.  I have already become much more comfortable with oil paints (I told myself I’d use them since I wanted to get better with them).  One good way to learn a new medium is to do it for 30 days straight I guess… I am hoping I will find some direction in this challenge instead of just painting what I feel like when I feel like it. I want to find something that I can explore repeatedly and not get tired of… you know, besides the subject matter.  So anyway, I was posting my images on my Daily Paintworks website, but I think I’ll post them here from now on.  I need to start using my blog, and since I’ve got to post a photo anyway, I may as well say something about it.

So, here is Day 6 – maybe I’ll get days 1-5 up at some point.

This one was a lot of fun, and for the most part I was just trying to get values and planes in the correct places.  I think that’s probably the theme I’ll follow for the rest of the month… values and planes and COLOR! Because I can’t live without color.

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