30 Paintings in 30 Days

PaintingOne-Three_TreesWEBI’ve joined the September challenge of 30 paintings in 30 days. (Read more here) I’m very late to this party (12 days late) so I’ll have to do several paintings per day until I catch up. My theme is “Nature”. I did a drawing of trees in my backyard to get started, an ink drawing. Then I scanned it and printed a few copies, which I’m adding watercolor paint to in various ways. Pictured here is the first painting, “Three Trees”.

The purpose of this project is not to produce masterpieces but just to have fun and be painting more, which is exactly what I need after my moving to Georgia saga. I don’t really care what the results are during this exercise. I’m still setting up my new home and my new studio, and I have a lot of other work to do still associated with moving, so having a reason to make some art every day and get back into that habit is incredibly important to me at this point.

To the casual viewer the results may look lazy, but they really aren’t, because artists need to train their brains as much as do the art itself. I’m in training mode again.

Don’t judge the results, because I won’t be. I’ll be celebrating just getting back into the habit of painting and drawing again.