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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 5

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 5

I am so excited to share my Day 5 painting with you all because after struggling the past couple days with the palette knife, I feel like I finally have a painting worthy of sharing.  Day 5 Floral Tea 8x10 oil on canvas sheet You guys, I really needed this day.  I'm feeling encouraged like, "Hey, maybe I can do this."  I decided to take a different approach with today's painting, and I put together a still life that had more going on than just a close up of tulips.  This is what I needed to help me get my...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 4

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 4

Day 4 and not much has changed with how I'm feeling about the palette knife.  I'm still struggling with manipulating the tool, and achieving the details that I so long for.  This challenge is like reprograming of my brain to not focus on details, and I'm fighting it like a toddler in the grocery store who just wants what I want the way I want it. Day 4 Three Tulips  8x10 oil on canvas I decided to tackle the tulips again, but I still need lots of practice, and let me tell ya that I can't even count how many...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 3

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 3

Day 3 of 30 paintings in 30 days was definitely a CHALLENGE to say the least.  Was there ever a time when you wanted to rip a painting and throw it in the trash?  That would be how I felt today, but I resisted the temptation by telling myself to enjoy the learning experience.  I think joy will come eventually because let's be real...I wasn't feeling much joy...hahaha. I decided that I would attempt Tulips...I mean how hard could they be, right?  I've painted them in oil using a brush, and I've painted them in watercolor so I was sure...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 2

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 2

Fridays and Sundays will be my most difficult days in this challenge (this I'm already discovering).  My husband is off on most Fridays, and a few years ago it became tradition to have a date day every Friday.  Sundays are full  with church activities leaving only a small time slot in the afternoon for studio time.  Although I find those days a little harder to get into the studio, I am determined to not let that become an impossible hurdle. Day 2 Today we had our usual Friday date day so I didn't get into the studio until this evening...

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From the studio: New Year... New Goals!

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From the studio:  New Year... New Goals!

"Living with INTENTION means saying no to the things that aren't important to us so that we can say yes to what matters most" - unknown

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