Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days - Yikes

Yes, yikes is right. I have signed up to do the 
30 paintings in 30 days September 2014 challenge
that Leslie Saeta is sponsoring on her blog. 

She set up a website and there are by now 
possibly over 600 artists all over the world participating.

She encouraged us to have a theme and I decided to do "Stuff In My Refrigerator" since there are probably at least 30 different things  :o)

I will be posting not only the paintings here on my blog, as well as on her blog - 
but hopefully the paintings' progress too.

For a sneak peek, 
the days up to Sept 1 will be the quick and tiny thumbnail sketches, in preparation.

pencil sketch  2.5  x 2 inches

For this one, I actually did a charcoal sketch with an alcohol wash before painting.

And for all of the 30/30 paintings, I prepared a few 5 x 6 inch but mostly 6 x 8 inch pieces of Arches Oil Paper. Those sizes were the best utilization of the 16 x 12 inch pad of paper.

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