Wednesday, 4 October 2017

30 paintings

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Well here they all are, not necessarily in the right order but I have painted all these in the last thirty days and a few more to boot.
Thanks to Leslie Saeta for giving out the challenge.
I would encourage anyone to have a go. It is all to easy to say "I don't have time to paint". The last month has been a very busy time for me but I have managed to paint all but two days. One was taken up by Grandchildren and one was a whole day of travelling so I played 'catch up'
Why not go over to Leslie's blog and have a look at what all the other artists from around the world produced in their 30 days.

Thanks Leslie, I shall look out for the next 30 in 30

Days 29 & 30

Satsumas in Brocante bowl

Saturday was not such a good day in Sommieres weather wise but it was market day. This I have to say is a serious market. The whole town has stalls in the streets and squares. At one end of the town is a very large open space that becomes the place for the Brocante, the second-hand and antique market. Felicity and I found this delightful bowl so I bought some satsumas to paint in it as rain was forecast.

It did rain and after painting the blue bowl we then painted Julie's jug which was a birthday present from Tom & Mary

Julie's jug and Satsumas

This was painted in very gloomy light as we liked the natural light from the doorway.
First time I'd painted bread and cheese - will have to do that again.

Day 30
Much better weather so I went and painted in town again.

Lunch Time, Sommieres

This needs a bit of work on it, I painted in the shade looking into the sun and the buildings came out far too yellow.

It was good to finish my 30 day challenge in France. I shall make a collage of all the paintings I did there but also I need to put my 30 day collage on Leslie Saetas blog page along with all the other artists that took up the challenge - see next blog 😉

Friday, 29 September 2017

Day 28 of 30

Medieval Bridge, Sommieres 

  I had an earlier start today and decided to head for the bridge. I set up with my easel half on the wall so as not to block the pavement and got cracking. I had intended a free, loose painting but it kind of tightened up. 

Lunch was a delightful interlude with Tom and Felicity 

Yes, there is a carafe of wine, well we are in France.

In the afternoon I went off and found a quiet square and painted a pretty cafe. 



It turns out that it was the Italian restaurant that we ate in that evening.  

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Day 27 of 30

Morning sun, Sommieres

Felicity and I arrived at our hotel Last night. We are knocked out by the place. It is very bohemian and quirky. We spent the morning exploring Sommieres, an old medieval town. There are paintings to be done everywhere you look. I settled on this view first and then went down by the river


Autumn Leaves on the River


Day 25 of 30

Lemon and Yellowish Green 

I should have been packing for my trip to France but couldn't help but paint this as I knew I'd not have a chance whilst traveling. I posted it on social media the morning I left.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Day 24 0f 30

Lemon and Lime 8" x 8" oil on canvas covered board

I have fallen behind with my painting a day. I am not going to beat myself up about it because sometimes other things are more important like, having three granddaughters for the day. To be honest I did have time when they left but I was exhausted.
This painting was started yesterday morning but had to be abandoned to take the dog for a long walk as we were visiting friends for the day. I finished it when we came home at 7.30. It has a certain looseness about it which is probably explained by the fact that I was not the driver yesterday!±!!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Day 21 of 30

Going Out 5" x 3"  oil on canvas covered card

Playing catch up here as I have been rather busy. I managed this little subject just before going out last night. A simple but fun painting to paint.