Sunday, December 27, 2015

Looking Forward to 30 Paintings in 30 Days

SOLD this month to a good friend. Thanks!     (Acrylic with Palette Knife, 10x10")

This one was painted the summer before this past one.  I sat in a cemetery near my house, probably with a dog, and painted the view across the road.  I paint there often, but I remember this time well, from looking at this painting.

I am posting this painting because I paint more than I post, and I want this painting to be a reminder to me to post, don't just paint!  With the 30 Paintings in 30 Days coming up, I want to get more into the habit of posting to my blog and DPW.  I don't know if I ever posted this one to my blog, but I am quite sure I never posted it for sale on DPW.

30 Paintings in 30 Days begins January 1, and I would like to ask my artist friends if they are participating.  I have a new local artist friend who is going to be joining us.  At last check, she did not yet have a blog, but I am sure she will have one by the time the challenge starts.  I am sure my online art buddy Carol will be there.  I don't think she has missed one yet.  

Who else?

My goals for this Challenge are simple--I will be using acrylics and oil pastels and I will be experimenting with techniques I have in mind for both.  I will be making life a little easier for myself by allowing myself to use photos from Paint My Photo.  Up till now, I haven't wanted to use other peoples' photos for reference, but I am finding it liberating.

One reminder--I always say I am "along for the ride."  I have no intention or expectation of painting a full 30.  Between having a full-time job and other consuming (art related) projects I am focused on, I am not going to put that kind of pressure on myself. 

The idea is to get into the studio more, experiment, and have fun!  No pressure, including no pressure on myself to paint a certain number.  

The other intentions I always have for myself are to meet new artists, see great art and to be a cheerleader for friends, old and new, who are participating!

Best wishes, everyone...


Mary said...

Meredith, very nice! I love your new (?) loose paintings.

carol edan said...

What a beautful spot and painting. So glad that we will be doing this together.... and thanks for the link.

Nelvia said...

First for the picture, I love the receding colors yiur choose. Looks s,peaceful. You answered my question if you were going to do,the challenge again. I have been debating and think you may have swayed me to try it again. Last time it wasn't effortless but I didn't stress out and feel like I had t post dally, I did but lost the pressure. I always end up so much farther ahead when I do these, many benefits. Thanks fr giving me the push and will be watching for your posts.

Paula Campbell said...

Meredith, I will be doing the 30 in 30 again--this will be my fourth time.
I like this painting of yours because it's exactly the type of painting I'm going to do this time--abstract or impressionistic landscapes in oil. And the first ones I'm planning will be mountain views! Combination of brush and knife. Good luck on the challenge!

Cindy Gillett said...

Hi Meredith! I think I'm with you. I promised myself I wouldn't sign up again..but as the deadline nears I get excited to try it again. Like you, I'm not going to push myself too hard this time (although I say that every time, and every time I'm exhausted by the end). Oh well...time will tell.

Meredith Adler said...

Paula, Cindy, Nelvia, and of course Carol--so thrilled to hear that you are all participating again...let's help each other to not get too stressed! Thanks for the compliments on the paintings...Mary, my friend, thanks for your support, as always. I'm happy you like the painting!

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