March 21, 2018

Jens Place Too

Art Hearts Place is also Jens Place.  ! Yes she closed her pretty green eyes at the exact instant of course.!!!

March 2, 2018

Yaaaay! I MADE IT !

At the finish line.  I never doubted I would finish, but have to say it was difficult some days.   This challenge to paint every day really got me moving again. I was also able to add a few new pieces to my Etsy shop. 
Thanks for all the encouragement I received from my blogging friends near and far.
Barbra Joan

March 1, 2018

Day 29 of 30 in 30

Almost there. I enjoyed painting this late last night. 

February 28, 2018

For REAL !

Just yesterday I saw this.  If you want to read it go to my Journey blog . 

Day 28 of 30 in 30

I found my reference photo for this sunflower that I painted and sold a few years ago. So decided I should put something sunny and bright for the Challenge. I enjoyed every minute of painting it. 
We have 2 more to go .WooooHoooo!!

February 27, 2018

Day 27 of 30 in 30

I like to do these little cottage style houses. Most of these you'll see 'across the pond'.  

February 26, 2018

Day 26 of 30 in 30

Yes this is for today.  I know pears are not blue and green but I've heard that if the values are right then any subject  can be any color.  So blue pears it is.   

February 25, 2018

Day 25 of 30 in 30

This is a Blue Heron that lived on the lake behind my house. He was stalking a fish for dinner when I took this.  
Well I suppose today brings us to just 5 more days.  Easy peasy !  We're doin' it.! 
Thank goodness my internet is connected today. No problem (so far) . 

February 24, 2018

BIG trouble with my internet service all day.  So here it is 5:30 p.m. and I'm on another pc.  Finally able to post my giant of a watercolor.  LOL ! Actually I was sure I wasn't going to post it at all, and yes I was more than  upset.  I'm on the last week of the challenge and to not be able to get this on would not be good.   
I live right outside the Capital of the State, and our reception on internet goes in and out.  Go figure.  I hate to say how much time I wasted today trying to do this.. Any way hey, it's not the end of the world. Right?

February 23, 2018

Day 23 of 30 in 30

I've decided that the last week of this challenge I'll do a different version of a pear or two.  I love painting pears, it's a subject that you can test your washes and values.  Kind of do what you want.
Nope, pears don't mind what you do with them.

February 22, 2018

Day 22

Day 22 ... I've done some small sketches in my Stillman & Birn sketchbook and decided to post a few of them this week. 
I'm still painting every day and I'm very sure this is just what I needed to do ... It's put me right into that mindset that I like. Since February is a short month, 28 days, we have til March 2. That will be thirty days.  

February 21, 2018

Day 21 of 30 in 30

Another day, another painting. I took this photo 4 years ago on the beach in St. Pete.  I was on a wonderful  3 day workshop event, my first and only one. At night the sunsets on the beach are amazing so I made sure to capture a few. But nothing beats being there.   

February 20, 2018

Day 20 of 30 in 30

I'm very late with my post today.  I painted this one this morning, but the morning went into afternoon.  This is my second or third window I did.. I've always liked this scene .. windows with flower boxes and have done a lot of sketches of them.  But when it came to this mornings painting... uh oh! .. but here is the end result.  
See you tomorrow.  

February 19, 2018

Day 19 of 30 in 30

This was my grandmothers old enamel pot. She used to keep her olive oil in it.  But now it holds flowers. 

February 18, 2018

# 18 on 30 in 30

A little late this morning but here is peace and tranquility. 

February 17, 2018

Day 17 of 30 in 30

We're moving right along not always easy, but over the halfway mark.  Thought a little something Florida for today.  

February 16, 2018

Day 16 -30 in 30

Paradise is today's Challenge post. Just finished and have to post on the Challenge site. 

February 15, 2018

Day 15 of 30 in 30

Painted this late last night with my eyes closed.  lol. I was that tired. We've reached the halfway point and still going. I think everyones' really improving on their paintings. I see some have given up.  
I have a blogging friend Jan who did the challenge with me a few years ago. And is doing it this time also.. She does very creative collage work, and we push each other. Check her out.

February 14, 2018

#14 30 in 30

So I'm dancing as fast as I can... of course it's a challenge, but one that was very much needed for me...

I need to keep my Etsy shop up to date and list fresh pieces and that's not something I was doing.. so this is really helping me..
In fact I'm getting anxious to do some 'real' art.  I'd love to attempt a larger piece than my 8x10 's.  Thanks to all of you logging on and making such nice comments.  I really appreciate it. 

February 13, 2018

Day 13 on 30 in 30

Here's my offering for today.  We are getting it done.  This is one for Roses are red, Violets are blue... you know the rest. 

February 12, 2018

Day #12 of 30 in 30

Well this one was a rush this morning.  I like to paint the night before so that's it's ready to post in the morning.  But that doesn't always happen. 
I've painted a few Ravens and they were sold through my Etsy shop.  I do have one framed in my own place.  Something about these shiny black birds that I like.

February 11, 2018

Day 11 of 30 in 30

Not even half way through. But one step at a time.  Today I'm  #78 on the Challenge website. Click on the link if you want to see others . 

February 10, 2018

Day 10

I'm still marching right along... Not that easy, but not that bad either.
Last time I remember doing two in some of the days. This time not so .  Not that I don't try, but you all know we don't have a success every time... lol, and sometimes maybe just a half success. I post those. !  

February 9, 2018

Day 9

My Day 9
This is the link to the Challenge blog, where there are thumbnails of the paintings on there.  Today I'm number #100.  

February 8, 2018

Day 8

Day #8 .  This is this mornings effort right out of bed.  More flowers?  I know.  I hear you, but crocus' are a sign of spring. 

February 7, 2018

Day #7

Day #7  Well one week has passed and three more to go.  It is accomplishing what I wanted and that was to paint every day to get me on the track again.   
And yes Candy, that was my favorite 'kid',  Redd.   Rescued him from the street..   

February 6, 2018

Day 6

 This is when I get 'picky'.   Yes, this was my favorite guy, Redd.

February 5, 2018

#5 30 In 30

  #5 is again flowers. When I first started watercolor around 1987 I probably did more flowers than anything else.. Back then I was a little more realistic in my painting.  For the last 20 years I've tried very hard to loosen up. I do like this style of painting but every once in a while I revert back to my nit-picky ways as you'll see tomorrow.  I can't thank you ladies enough for all your wonderful comments.  

February 4, 2018

February 3, 2018

#3 30 IN 30

Number 3 in my 30 in 30 days Challenge.