61 Stay Awhile
Day 30 of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days project
6" x 6" original acrylic painting on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper - $60
I made it to the last day of my January daily painting challenge!!! Fist bumps to everyone that came along for the ride, whether watching, supporting, or painting along!
You know the crazy thing? I want to keep going! Hence, the name of this painting, Stay Awhile. I feel like I'm just getting started and I don't want to forget the lessons I've learned. I want to keep flexing my painting muscle. So stay tuned for more (mostly daily) painting adventures. I'll try to add more my thoughts along in my blog posts here and there as I find things to share. I've just gotten comfortable with painting each day, which is challenging, so I think now adding more voice and context wouldn't be too hard to do (okay, I say that now - *wink*).
Yep, I've decided to stay a while with this daily painting for bit. It just feels right. I'm not sure if the I'll be completing a painting every day as I did during the challenge but I hope to get back to it eventually. It's the best way to get better. And the only way I know. I wasn't gifted with lots of painting talent so I know I need to work at it.
I am going to give myself time over the next 5-6 weeks to immerse myself in a few painting classes that I'm taking and see how that goes. I'm taking Dreama Tolle Perry's Dream. Love. Paint. oil painting class and also Pam Garrison's Painting Petals class. It was Pam's CreativeBug class that got me back into creating again and I can't thank her enough! I'll be sure to post my progress and processes here and all of the regular social media outlets so be sure to follow along on
I do wish the classes weren't running at the same time, but, oh well. I'll have to manage my time well. And I do have the entire year to work through it at my own pace. There were two other art classes that I wanted to take that were running, of course, at the very same time too (one with Misty Mawn and another with Este MacCloud)... but I knew it would be too much at once. I hope some of these artist's run classes again later in the year.
Oh, this painting was created with Golden open acrylics. Again, using limited palette just like yesterday. I like them for their extendability/longer drying time but I sometimes notice a little drag with them too. Then again, I've been using some old brushes and that may be the problem. Just ordered some new ones so hopefully that'll help.
Are you taking any art classes or have any on your horizon later this year?
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