Bird of paradise sketch

Today, day 7 of the 30 in 30 was more challenging than yesterday. Today I attempted to paint a bird of paradise.

Sometimes painting come together easy and sometimes they aren’t so easy. As is the case of the bird of paradise, it wasn’t so easy. I sketched it out okay and filled in the background okay.

Bird of paradise painting

Somewhere along the line, I just got too fussy I think. I didn’t really plan on making this a landscape at first. The painting had a mind of its own, which is often the case.

These flowers are so incredibly colorful, I’m not sure I did them justice but I tried!


I’ll have this bird of paradise painting along with the others to come listed in my shop soon – probably after the challenge. If you feel this little painting needs to live with you, purchase it here. It comes unframed and is an acrylic 8″x10″ on canvas board.

I’ve titled this “Strange Bird” and you can buy it here on my online gallery.

I took a photo of the ones I’ve got so far, I like the way they all look together how about you?A shelf of five tropical paintings by Jaime Haney

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

If you would like to keep up with what I’m doing, join my email list. About once a month I send out a letter that gives you invitations for shows, birthday greeting, sneak peeks at new work and more. I’d love for you to add your email to my Friends and Collectors list!

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