This post is really a recap of the 30 Day Challenge by Leslie Saeta, in which I painted each day, from direct observation (no photos at all !), and worked my way around the color wheel. I also challenged myself to paint 4 plein air pieces from the car studio. One day was warm enough to actually stand on the street; but after an hour the temp seemed much cooler and I was glad to be done. Some of the paintings are quite complete, others I consider to be studies. I made this collage with picmonkey, which I plan to work more with. I didn't have the time or patience last night to design my own grid and include all 30 paintings. Oh well.
One thing I have learned throughout this last month painting is to let go of the inner critic, the one voice so quick to say what I haven't done, how I've fallen short, how it could be better. I applaud and amaze myself and all my fellow artists who took part in this challenge. We are nothing less than one determined bunch!