It’s Day 29 and I’ve painted colorful crotons today! I’m shocked that this 30 day challenge has gone by this quickly for myself. When you’re busy every minute, that’s what time does.
This painting took me a little longer than some because of all the leaves, but I’ve wanted to paint crotons for a while. I took a little artistic license with the colors, but I think it still looks pretty good. I’m loving all those purple, magenta and mauve with splashes of orange and lime green. Who needs flowers when you can grow crotons like these?! Of course I can’t grow them like this, but I can dream of them growing in my imaginary tropical garden I might have one day.
I always have my entourage in my art studio with me. That would be 3 cats (Mocee, JuJu and Loki) and 1 dog (Zoey). Zoey has a bed under my work table and the cats have a couple chairs and a love seat. I rarely get a good photo of any of them, as they usually move before I get a good shot. However, today was the day for Loki. I noticed him watching me and I had my phone within reach so I got a couple photos of him. He was very curious of my palette and when my brush mixed colors. Isn’t he adorable?
This painting would look great as a large painting I think. Right now though, it’s an 10″x8″ canvas board. If you’re interested in the colorful crotons, it’s $88 + $10 shipping. Just use the PayPal button below. Click on photo to enlarge.
UPDATE: 3/8/18 This painting has sold. I’ll have prints available soon in my shop and I’ll leave a link here when I do.
I’ve been having issues with my site, my shop in particular. If you’ve looked for sometime to purchase and keep getting the same page, that’s the problem. I hope to have it fixed soon. Until then, the PayPal buttons are working and you can always contact me if you would like to purchase anything.
Thanks for stopping by. Below is the same information I post on each painting post during this challenge to explain it to new visitors.
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 blog posts of the paintings I’ve painted during this challenge here or see the paintings ganged up on my Paintings Archive Page. 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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