I don’t know why I decided to paint 30 paintings in 30 days, due by March 13th. I just did, and I didn’t even announce it publicly.
I’m writing this a few days ahead of time; I’ll be traveling on the due date and am prepping beforehand. My scanning system broke down (had to uninstall, upgrade, reinstall – didn’t work, can’t figure it out now) so I don’t think I’ll be able to post all the paintings. I’ve done 25 out of 30.
It would be easy to not post but I love the progress I’ve made and I want to share this process. I’ve discovered that making isn’t the hard part; it’s sharing. Scanning, developing, resizing, tagging, cataloguing and posting takes a lot of time – X 30. This is one of the reasons I dread any kind of daily posting requirement.
Ten of these are for students in my Write Your Paris Stories class, a little gift for the first to enroll. The rest are just paintings of things I love. To call them paintings is a bit of a stretch – I see them as sketches. I wanted to practice my drawing and my light and shadow techniques. I shall continue these studies.
They’re not all successes, but there are several I love. Which are your favorites?