Sunday, 1 September 2013

Day one of the 30 day challenge

In my previous blog I talked about the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. This morning I realised it was day one. What to paint? I said as much to Frank who said. Why don't you just paint what you see. Yes, I knew that.
I looked around, just then the sun came out. The play of the shadows on the studio took my eye. There was my subject. I took my easel out into the garden and set up. I realised that I only had three colours with me so all those greens were going to be a challenge in themselves. So with my Ultramarine , Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow and white I was off.
Time flew by and after three quarters an hour I was nearly there so stopped for a coffee break.

Suitably refreshed I returned to the painting and added a few highlights and finishing touches.
I resisted the temptation to fiddle and decided to stop and here is the finished piece .


  1. Lovely!!

    I has a Haidee-jo Summer feel to it.
    Marvelous, keep them coming!

  2. Wow. You captured the essence of the place wonderfully, on location too! Impressive!


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