Painting the banana leaves

Day 5 and I’ve painted banana leaves. I missed Sunday, so now I’m off a day but I’m still doing pretty good I feel. Sundays might just be my day off as it is always our family time.

painted banana leaves work in progress

So as I painted this, I was loving the leaves. I had errands to run today which only allowed me a couple hours to paint. So I finished this tonight about 8:15. I’m running this one close for my time line.

Then I added the background. In my mind, magenta was going to set off this yellowy banana leaves off perfectly. In reality, it is too much competition. I think I may tone down the magenta tomorrow.

painted banana leaves with magenta background

Banana Leaves still needs an official title, I’m too tired to think of one. It’s an 8″x10″ on canvas board.

UPDATE: I’ve titled this rhythmic painting “Magenta Mambo” and I’ve added a PayPal button if you’d like to make it yours. It’s $88 + 10 shipping.


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. It’s kinda scary to look back and see what all I haven’t accomplished. 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.

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About Me

paintings by New Harmony, Indiana artist Jaime Haney

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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