Thursday, January 30, 2014
Well I finished the 30 in 30 challenge and most of it was fun. I like 20 of my paintings and that's a pretty good average. I tried out new surfaces, new paints and mediums and learned a lot. My brushwork has gotten looser and my drawing/observation skills have improved immensely. Most importantly, I met my main goal - to get myself through the dark cold days of January and escape the polar vortex.
Now I have to concentrate on larger work and bigger goals. I hope to get juried into the New Hampshire Art Association and attain signature status in the Pastel Society. I plan to study landscapes and composition. I also want to figure out just what gives a painting that spark that makes you want to keep on looking.