8&9 /30 January Painting | “Crumpled”

I played around with this one, having a little fun by smearing blobs of paint around with a palette knife. Click to read the entire blog entry and see the finished painting.

7/30 January Painting | “Writing”

Day 7, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” It was supposed to be incredibly rainy and stormy today. Maybe it’s still on its way. It sprinkled a little, and has been overcast all morning and… Read More »

5&6 /30 January Painting | “Bookshelf”

Day 5 & 6, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” This is a 2-part painting, so I’m putting them in the same post. Two small 6″ x 6″ canvases together. These took me a little over… Read More »

4/30 January Painting | “Reading by Candlelight”

Day 4, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” I didn’t want to paint today. I’ve had a headache all day, I think from consuming sugar yesterday. This afternoon, I wanted so badly to eat the… Read More »

3/30 January Painting | “Typewriter”

Day 3, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” Was wondering how I’d do on time today, since it’s my first day back at work after the holiday. A full day of work, plus some freelance… Read More »

2/30 January Painting | “Quill Pen”

Day 2, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” I bought a bunch of smaller canvases today. Most are 6″ x 6″. I thought that would make it easier and faster to paint my daily picture.… Read More »

January Painting | “Open Book”

Day 1, 30 paintings in 30 days One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” It was fun to paint today. I’ll need to get more canvases in order to keep this up. I think I might get some smaller ones, because… Read More »

Accomplishing the Worst Goal Ever

My goal is to have a completed second draft of my novel by November. Sounds like a good goal on the surface. But have you ever set a goal, and in the “reaching your goal” part, felt like it was the worst goal ever? It’s not that I think it’s impossible. On the contrary, I… Read More »