It’s the 13th day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! Today was certainly a challenge, too. I painted a greenish yellow orchid for today’s tropical and it gave me a fit. I fussed and fussed… too much fussing. You know things are going downhill when you find yourself fussing too much.
Anyone who paints knows that all paintings go through an ugly phase. Sometimes they never come out of that phase! This orchid was definitely heading that way but I pulled it out of the ugly zone, after much fussing. Every painting is a learning experience, and sometimes an exercise in humility. Today felt a little like the latter.
I’ve titled this beautiful orchid “Cattleya Bliss”.
In the end, the orchid finally became satisfactory to me. If you are interested in purchasing it, use the button below the painting. 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. Speaking of time, your time… If you use Instagram consider following me to see my paintings quickly. I’d love for you to follow me, let me know you found me through my blog and I’ll follow you back.
3/4/18 UPDATE: Painting has sold, I’ll have prints available in my shop soon and will add a link from here as soon as I have them made.
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.
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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