OOOo EEeee it is Day 20 today and I’ve painted these cute Hen and chicks in a strawberry jar that is in my garden.
My friend Darcie made a suggestion of succulents on my Facebook page (or maybe it was Instagram?) when I asked for painting suggestions last week. I knew I would paint my hen and chicks in the cutest little strawberry jar that sits in my garden next to the greenhouse door. I think it turned out pretty good. I like the cool silvery greens contrasting with the warm terra cotta pot.
I’m really fond of terra cotta pots. Especially odd and fun shapes. I initially wanted to use a photo I had for a chicken terra cot pot that was my mothers but after 30 minutes of searching and remembering it was on my blog here, it wasn’t hitting the mark today. Plus, I had a jade plant starting in it, not hen and chicks. You should go look though, cause it’s super cute.
Do you call these pots a strawberry pot or a strawberry jar? I hear them both ways but I think I usually say jar. And do you say hen and chicks or hen and chickens? While reading up on them I read where some people call them hens and biddies! I had to laugh when I heard that. While in school, I remember me and my girlfriends jokingly calling each other old biddies. I thought it meant old woman, guess I was wrong!
Here’s some work in progress photos I took today.
I accidentally took this photo, but I like it so I thought I’d throw it in. I’ve been trying to do Instagram Stories and that’s how it got taken. I’m still trying to figure it out.
Here’s the finished painting. If you’re interested in it, use the PayPal button below the painting.
Hen and chicks, 8″x8″ acrylic on board.
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.
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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