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My drawing and painting life

Day 7 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

Today I’m sharing one small painting out of a series of red trees. This is both part of my project painting ‘a 100 small square paintings’ and part of my ‘Year of Daily Creating’ which ended on September 1st.

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Red tree, 20×20 cm, acrylic paint on watercolor paper


For any one new to this blog, I’ll explain the Year of Daily Creating. During this year long project I used at least 30 to 60 minutes to create something each day. Each day! I painted in watercolor, acrylic and oil paint and I made a lot of drawings and sketches. I painted and drew faces, flowers, birds and trees and also abstracts. At first I worked following a monthly theme. During the final three to four months (except when I was on holiday in August) I made a series of small square paintings, two or three each day. The idea was to create – create – create and not be too fussy about results. Well did I learn about not being fussy! I’ll share more stories of what I learned during the  year very soon! But for now I’m sharing some of the art.

The 100 paintings series has several sub themes, or so it seems to me now. I played with the color red for a while during the series, both in abstracts and in a small set of tree paintings.

The painted image above fits within a square of 20x20cm. Most times I will show the cropped image, suggesting they all have a clean edge. Well the ones at the end do have such a clean edge. But not so at the beginning of the series. At that time I just went over the edges a bit. This will disappear when put behind a matte. Anyway, today I’m showing you the ugly edges too.

Cropped it will look like this.


The 30 paintings in 30 days challenge of September 2016 – brief description for new readers

I am joining Leslie Saeta in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this month. Leslie is a painter and art teacher living in the USA. She organizes this challenge for painters twice every year – which must be lots of work , so hurray for her! I joined in September 2015 and in January 2016. And I’m back in September 2016. The idea is to challenge yourself to paint more. Well, I have been painting a lot over the past month – and that counts as well. I’ll share my paintings here on the blog and in time I’ll post them together on a separate page like last time (January 2016).

Check out Leslie Saetas 30 in 30 blog for all the wonderful art that has already been shared in the first few days! And to find out all the details on the challenge of course, if you’d like to join too. If you want to join too, go to Leslie Saetas page with all the details. She makes it all very easy and clear how to join, how to upload images and so on.


One comment on “Day 7 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado
    September 7, 2016

    One of my favorites! Love the juicy colors and simplified forms 🙂

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