to the challenge in September 2013. This collage was created using the free collage tool at Picmonkey. If you'd like to make your own free collage, just google Picmonkey. You don't even have to create an account!
As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’m a big fan of a wonderful
artists information site called “Artists Helping Artists”, which was created by
two amazing oil painters, Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry.There is a link to that site on my blog. It’s
a “blog-talk radio” site with archived shows, and I listen to it almost every
day.Leslie Saeta is such a sparkplug,
and she periodically issues challenges to motivate artists. One of her
recurring challenges is called “30 Paintings in 30 Days”. I’ve watched other
artists participate in the challenge before, but knew I didn’t have the time to
Well, this time I have no excuses, so I’ve signed up to
participate. The challenge is to paint a finished painting every day and post
it on our blogs or Facebook pages. The
challenge begins on September 1.It’s a motivator and hopefully a
skill-sharpener.I might be losing my
mind, but I’m going to give it a try. I’m not going to be too hard on myself –
if I have to skip a day, I will. But I’ll do as many days as I can. If any of you other artists out there would like to
participate, just google Leslie Saeta and go to her blog to sign up.
My theme will be flowers, of course – flowers in glass jars.
I might sprinkle something else in here
and there, but I’ll stick to my theme as much as possible. Wish me luck!
It's heating up here in Central Texas, and that means sunflower patches are starting to pop up here and there. Many of them are volunteers - they just pop up again and again in fields along the roads. Some of them are four or five feet tall. Pretty amazing. For sunflowers, I always start with W&N Transparent Yellow, and add accents with W&N Quin Gold (one of my favorite colors).