I like to try new media here and there to jump start my creative side and throw me into the 'uncomfort zone'. This year I signed up for a painting challenge, 30 small oil paintings in 30 days. Crazy!
There are hundreds of people doing this, can you imagine 300 people doing 30 paintings? That's potentially 9,000 paintings in only one month!
I always jump right into this kind of craziness thinking "I'm gonna do it!" and also that miraculously I will be good at it. Well, I can tell you it is going to be a long month. I am a glass artist, not a painter and it shows. LOL
|Day One. |
My husband suggested I paint a fire hydrant. I said that a fire hydrant would be nice, but it would mean nothing to me. He said "It would if you were on fire". He is right, so here it is.
Learning about dealing with globs of paint and wet city streets.
So far I've worked on 2 paintings, neither of them are great, and I am kind of disgusted at my lack of ability to handle oil paint (somehow it is everywhere, on every surface possible, and it looks like it's not going to be drying anytime soon) However, I am determined to complete the challenge, and learn something with each attempt. Follow along and see what happens!