Okay, so today is Day 12 and I’ve painted these purple mangoes. No need to double check, you’re not missing anything, I skipped yesterday. I’d like to say I sat on the couch and lazily watched scary movies all day but that wasn’t the case.

I would rather have sat on the couch for a lazy Sunday, but no, I did our taxes. Ugh. I figured I had to use a Sunday to do it or it wouldn’t get done until this challenge is over. Ten hours… just me and Turbo Tax. I did have the TV on while I worked and I did see some good shows, but I mainly focused on the taxes. I’m pleased to say and relieved that they are finished.

purple mangoes hanging from a tree painting

8″ x 8″ acrylic on board

mangoes hanging on tree initial sketch for painting

Back to the purple mangoes. You may know I picked tropical for my theme for this 30 Day challenge and I thought I’d mix it up a bit by throwing in a fruit tree. It is a tropical fruit tree though. Wouldn’t these be glorious growing in your yard? Not here in my zone 6 yard, but if I had my Hawaiian yard I’m dreaming of I’d be delighted. Dangling orbs of purple delight. These start out green, then they ripen to a yellow with a tinge of rose or purple blush.

Funny tidbit here though, I had a mango smoothie and I didn’t like it. When we went to Hawaii years ago, they were everywhere and available for sale even on the side of the road. I guess they are plentiful there and easy to grow. Pretty sure I’d have to learn to like them if I could grow them that easy, right?

I like how this painting of purple mangoes turned out and if you do too and are interested in purchasing it, use the button below. I’ll be putting all my efforts in the shop after I’m done with the challenge. I’m a little short on time at the moment. At least my taxes are done! Whew! Death and taxes…

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

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.

See the paintings I’ve painted during this challenge here. Thanks for stopping by.

About Me

paintings by Jaime Haney of New Harmony, Indiana

some of my paintings

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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