#6 - Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20
Problem #1 was that I started painting with oils, which I do not use much, I quickly realized that the drying time is not something that I am used to. I usually use acrylics, which dry quickly. I need that learning curve to work more in oils.
Problem #2 was subject matter that interests me. I fight with myself over which direction to go...realism or abstract/surrealism/whimsical. Although I enjoy some realism, I really enjoy the surreal to abstract. And I diagnosed myself with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) because I tend to get bored doing the same thing all the time. I'm sure you could tell by looking at my variety of work!
See paintings for the challenge that I did accomplish: #1 here #2 here # 3 & #4 here # 5 coming soon #6 See 'Peacock Rescue' above ^.
Problem #3 was that life happens and unexpected trips away from home occur. Family illnesses, family emergencies all take priority over a self imposed challenge. Period. All of which has happened this year/month.
Problem #4 ...which is really not a problem, but a blessing! I have customers who commission me to create for them! So those projects take priority over my painting challenge pieces. Commissions are Good. Commissions = buying art supplies and paying the bills!
Problem #5 is that I feel like a failure for not completing this challenge, BUT, I can change the rules. I will continue to paint, but the 30 in 30 days is not gonna happen. But that is okay. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. Maybe I will get 30 paintings in 300 days? or less. Or maybe one large painting can count as 4 small ones? I can't guarantee that I will do 30 though, because I am going to stick to my word for the year...
Beth..Art with ♥