My Favorite Things - 30 Paintings in 30 Days
"A View of the Stanford Quad", Oil, 6" x 6"
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Before I talk about my experiences with "30 in 30" I want to talk about yours. I have had a tremendous amount of input on Facebook and here on this blog and so far it appears most of you are still with me. I love that one of you thanked me "for making you do this". That's pretty funny. But hey, I tried to apply some pressure to guilt you all in to doing this with me because it sure wouldn't have been this much fun all by myself!
Quite a few of you have commented that this "Challenge" has gotten you back in the studio. A few of you stated you hadn't painted in a year. I think it is wonderful that you are starting out the year, back in the studio, enjoying painting.
It still feels different when I am painting. I feel as if I finally have an understanding of what my goals are for completing paintings. I am very calm about the fact I need to paint a painting every day and I don't feel overwhelmed by it. I feel an incredible sense of accomplishment when my painting is done. (I am also trying to paint one day ahead, as I know some of you are, so that I can post my painting at midnight for the following day). Of course it is only day six. So I promise to circle back on this in about 21 more days .. just in case my feelings have changed!
I would love to hear more as to how it's going for all of you. If you comment here then we can all share in the comments. Please share the good stuff and the bad. I have already learned a ton from all of you and I would love to be able to share it all with each and every one of you.
My "favorite college" is Stanford University. Although it's not my alma mater I am a huge fan and think it's an amazing institution with strong academics and strong athletics. I have painted a ton of Stanford campus paintings and this is one of my favorites!
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