Acrylic on board
NOT FOR SALE
Happy New Year to all of you! A few weeks ago I found out about a 30 day art challenge held by Leslie Saeta. 30 Paintings in 30 Days! After much thought I decided to join the challenge. It is quite a commitment and I think it is just what I need right now to challenge me. There are over 200 artists taking part in the challenge, so this feels really exciting!
I have decided on a theme for my 30 days and my theme is portraits. I will be working on 15 x 15cm (6 x 6") boards. Before I went home to my beloved Port Elizabeth for Christmas, I purchased board, had it cut and primed them all so that it will be all systems go this month. I arrived back in Johannesburg yesterday and I am all geared up for this challenge.
My first portrait is of my granddaughter, Leila. I painted it just before going on Holiday so that I would have an entry ready for today. The first challenge I encountered was the size. I am used to working on much larger pieces, so painting this small took a bit of getting used to. I also found that I am taking too long to complete the painting. I need to speed up or I could spend hours overworking the piece.
Anyway, the ice has been broken....one down...29 to go!