Challenges

Sometimes challenges are challenged… I’m having computer problems in my studio tonight and cannot currently paint since I use the screen for my references. I’ve got things running to fix the problems and hopefully will be able to work on things soon. Years ago when I got my first small, used laptop computer, I stopped printing everything and started drawing and painting directly from the screen image. I really hate being stalled with my painting and yes, I could use my old method and print from the other computer and get to work. I guess the real issue right now is that I’m pretty much out of the mood after the frustration of fighting with the computer for over an hour. Just one more day to catch up on for the 30 in 30 challenge.

In the meantime, I thought I would share a couple of the (only eight) paintings I completed for this same challenge in September.

IMG_20141001_142104_366-croppedMS  “Hibiscus Macro”  Sept. challenge painting

IMG_20140930_211028_442-croppedMS  “Water Lily Pond”  Sept. challenge painting

 

 

 

Challenges

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“Deserted”    Day 2 painting                                      “Calla Lily”     Day 3 painting

I have mentioned several times that I need to catch up with the month-well, I guess I should also catch up with the paintings I have not shared here. Day two was fun, as I love anything “beachy.” I enjoyed day three too; of course I did – it’s a flower! And last for this grouping, day 5 is from a beautiful rose bud reference – I love the rose, but the background could have come out better. But sometimes when a painting is finished, it’s all too easy to see what someone else wouldn’t notice. I love coming back to something a while later and looking at it with fresh perspective. I usually find that I like it better than I originally thought I did.

IMG_20150107_230611_964-PS-resized for posting  “Summer Beauties – Rosebud”  Day 5 painting