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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

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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 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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