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30 paintings in 30 Days: Day 19-21, 24

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30 paintings in 30 Days:  Day 19-21, 24

Wow, what a month so far!  Can you believe we are nearing the end of this challenge?  By participating in this challenge I have learned so much like... 1.  There is beauty in an imperfect painting.  I love the fine details in a painting, but I have found that I also love the freedom of painting without all those details. 2.  I have more time in my week to paint than I thought I did.  I just have to better prioritize my schedule 3.  The more you paint/create the more your creative juices begin to flow.  I have so many...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus Day 12 flowers from the studio Hearth and Hand home decor Joanna Gaines oil painting oil paintings palette knife pink plant lovers Shiplap Tulips wall art

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

Day 12 I can hardly believe it is already day 12...we are almost half way through the challenge.  Time sure does go fast when you are having fun (and when your busy). Untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet   I have this pitcher that sits on my coffee table, and it is one of my favorites from Christmas.  Can you believe my 10 year old picked it out for me from Joanna Gaines' Hearth and Hand collection?  [My family knows me so well.]  I knew the moment I saw it that it would one day hold a bouquet of flowers,...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6

The palette knife is slowly becoming my friend.  He once annoyed me with his unwillingness to bend in difficult situations, and I started to think there was no toleration for him in my life.  But, I gave him the benefit of doubt, and continued to spend time with him.  Six days and many hours later...I think he is growing on me! Day 6 (untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet) It was another late start in the studio today.  I had my monthly art class that I teach for a home school co-op, and then my Southside Artist Association meeting directly...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 4

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus flowers from the studio home decor oil paintings palette knife pink plant lovers Tulips

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 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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