13&14 /30 January Painting | “Editing”

Day 13 & 14, 30 paintings in 30 days. A long holiday weekend, starting with a half-day of work yesterday, and no work on Monday! Most would think that means tons of time for painting. Yes, and tons of time for other things, too! Like a meeting with an artist who I may be helping… Read More »

12/30 January Painting | “Card Catalog”

Day 12, 30 paintings in 30 days. I’m learning that I don’t have time for much else in the evenings after work besides painting. Trying not to overextend myself or my commitments. I got home from work today, expecting to get several other things done besides the painting. But… I walked in the door and felt… Read More »

11/30 January Painting | “Add New Post”

Day 11, 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 one was tedious. Good practice, let’s call it. I’m both proud of it and disheartened by it. I think it’s obvious what it is (at least… Read More »

10/30 January Painting | “Chalkboard”

Day 10, 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.” You’d be surprised at how hard it is to paint a realistic-looking chalkboard with eraser marks. I know, I should have just used chalkboard paint, and real… Read More »

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 »