Wednesday, September 11, 2013

30 Painting Days in 30 Days, Painting 7

                                                                    Colored Pencil, 5.5x4.5"

Here's another Colored Pencil landscape, my third since finding my  long-lost (years lost) colored pencil landscapes (read about that "miracle" here).  Please bear with me as I remind myself how to use these things; as I paint with them, I have memories come back of things I used to do and tools I used to use.  And sometimes, it's too late because I have already filled the tooth of the paper, so I have to stow away my tips to myself for the next painting.

At the beginning of this 30 in 30 Challenge, I told myself I would be happy if I got 4 paintings done that I like.  I have already exceeded my goal (AND reunited with my colored pencils).  I think I will always be primarily an acrylic artist, but these CP's are helping me to keep up with the practice of painting daily.

Thanks for being here!

For those of you who read my intro to my challenge on the first day, you can skip the rest of this post and not miss anything.  I kind of consider what is written below to be my "full disclosure" and may post it every day throughout this challenge:
Notice I did not say 30 Paintings in 30 Days in my Subject Line?  Most of my artist blogger friends are doing a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I'm along for the ride, but my intention is to have 30 painting days in 30 days, not to complete 30 paintings in 30 days.   I would LOVE to do 30 paintings in 30 days, but I quickly figured out last time that with my schedule, I would be placing myself under far too much stress to make myself do an actual 30 paintings.  After all, I don't want to come out of the challenge hating the act of painting! 

Leslie Saeta is once again the initiator of the challenge, and you can follow the challenge on her blog.  Over 200 artists are participating.  So many great things happened to me the last time I joined the challenge (read about it here), that I just couldn't resist saying "YES!"  again."

10 comments:

Jacklyn Karabaich said...

Like the "feel" of this one! Looks like a cool walk in the forest.

StefB said...

How did you get all that brilliant sunshine in there?

Stefanie

Terri Buchholz said...

I like all the light and "airiness" of this one! It looks like your getting your chops back pretty fast!

Mary Schiros said...

So glad you are reuniting with your color pencils because you are making some wonderful art!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the comments and support! These are not yet turning out like I envision, but hopefully eventually...

Linda Nickles said...

Meredith, I think I've missed a few of your posts. I really like what you're doing with colored pencils. Your colors are fresh and vibrant. Beautiful!

Cathy Engberg said...

I LOVE how this path leads you into the painting. And the blue shadow of the foreground is repeated in the back leaves. Wonderful Meredith!

edanim said...

Would love to walk that path... seems so pleasant and soothing....great pencil work!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Linda, Cathy, Carol. I appreciate your being here for this side trip of my journey...

Nancy Laliberte said...

Meredith, your colored pencil drawings are beautifully inspiring! Thank you for sharing your journey. I'm right there with you on the 30 painting DAYS. Cheers! Nancy

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