Day 19 and today I’ve painted a purple oxalis plant at the suggestion of my aunt Jane. She has two pots of the most beautiful purple oxalis plants I’ve ever seen and she was kind enough to snap some photos and send them to me today. The plants are really big and happy. These plants are also known as False Shamrock. I love these plants!

She’s given me one as a gift in the past and I’ve killed it in no time flat. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been able to keep them alive for any impressive lengths of time, and I’ve tried several times. It began when I inherited my grandma’s green oxalis plant many years ago. She had hers for years and yep, I killed it. A really large pot of it, too. That makes me sad. I only have one plant left from my grandma and it’s a sprengeri, or mostly known as asparagus fern and even foxtail fern. I have babies start in surrounding pots from the berries it drops often.

Back to the purple oxalis plant. This variety has white flowers which I chose not to paint because I feel the foliage is the real feature here. Brilliant dark purple leaves with a lighter purple heart in the center. I remembered to take some painting in progress photos.

Close up photo of purple oxalis plant painting

A close up

Purple Oxalis sketch on canvas

The initial sketch

Work in progress photo of purple oxalis plant painting

Not quite finished

I may just have to keep this painting since I can’t grow the oxalis, but if you’re interested you can purchase it using the PayPal button below before I change my mind. I’ll be adding paintings to my shop when the challenge is over in March. Just look how cute it turned out. I’m happy with it.

Purple oxalis plant painting

Purple Oxalis Plant, 8″x8″ on board. $88 + $10 shipping.

UPDATE: 3/8/18 This painting has sold. I’ll have prints available soon and I’ll leave a link here when they are available.

Oh and I almost forgot. I’ve filled up another shelf, so here are all the paintings I’ve painted so far for the challenge in order (except for the digital plumeria here). Time to move them all up a shelf!

all my tropical paintings so far at Day 19

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.


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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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