|30 Paintings painted during January 2013|
Now that the pressure is off, I wanted to reflect a bit on what I learned from the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. So, here are some of my thoughts:
There is inspiration all around us. Ordinary can be extraordinary. Probably my favorite painting is "50 Shades of Gray" which is a bottle of hand sanitizer on the edge of the sink. What is your favorite?
Sometimes the paint just flows, sometimes it doesn't. There were a few paintings that were just effortless -- the painting of my dog Cooper is one example. The honey bear and spoon painting was a struggle.
Too much pressure! I really love to paint but didn't really like the pressure of having to produce on a daily basis.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I was surprised to get many compliments on some paintings that I didn't think were quite up to par and a few critical comments on paintings I really liked.
Practice makes better. Ok, the saying is "practice makes perfect" but there is no such thing as perfect art. I do know that my painting skills improved and I gained confidence throughout the month.
Thanks to all of you who followed me on my painting journey during the month of January. As I said before, I appreciated everyone who took the time to write.