Abstract Tropical Leaves are my subject for today and it’s Day 10!

I’ll be quick because I’m busy and have a lot going on right now. I was looking to paint more leaves today, I’ve painted flowers a few times already.

I’ll be honest, this painting at first was flat out ugly. As I was painting it I thought oh hell. But it finally came together with a little time and effort while I listened to another hilarious podcast episode of My Favorite Murder.

Here’s how it began with a quick sketch. Sometimes I tone my canvas with a brush of some color, in this case it was raw sienna.

Underpainting of Abstract Tropical Leaves painting by Jaime Haney

I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. Makes me feel like I’m basking in the sun gazing up at these tropical leaves on a warm tropical beach.

Abstract Tropical Leaves painting by Jaime Haney

Abstract Tropical Leaves

I titled this one “Palm Springs Dream 2”.

UPDATE: 4/12/18 This painting is now available for sale at Stac Art Gallery

Click here to see the other paintings I’ve painted for this challenge.

What’s the point of the 30 Paintings in 30 days challenge?

I want to be a better painter. To be a better painter, I must paint more and more.

The whole point of the challenge is to get yourself back in the habit of painting everyday. Now I haven’t stopped painting, but I certainly haven’t painted as much as I wanted in the last few months. So I’m joining in with the challenge to give myself a goal and to help me to feel held accountable, too. Not that the Painting Police will come and pick me up if I don’t paint everyday, it’s more of a self motivation thing. I’ve signed up on Leslie’s website and I’m hoping to be able to accomplish a lot of painting.

I’m not expecting to get gallery worthy paintings each day, I may not even paint a whole new painting each day. I’ve been there done that and that was stressful. I put the stress on myself, but nonetheless, it was stressful. I do hope to foster the act of going into my studio each and every day to get more painting accomplished. You know what they say about habits, it takes 21 days to form one. It will help me get better by practicing more and more.

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paintings by Jaime Haney of New Harmony, Indiana

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Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started creating more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is mystery.

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