Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Challenge... 30 paintings in 30 days

OOoooookay, here I go again, another spot to mentally meander.  It only took me an hour and a half to find myself, well....more like 60 years, then again, maybe I am still not found.  Anyways, the reason I bit this mighty cerebral bullet is to get on board with the painting challenge some friends are doing at the beginning of January.  Yes, I thought this would be a good time to participate in an artistic fashion.  I have been a bit of a recluse over this past year, not going outdoors to plein air paint because I am a wimp who needs to sleep and can't stand the cold, and I'm not much in the plain air, perhaps it's only my ego telling me to stay home, whatever it is, that's where I am.  But cutting ourselves off from fellow artists can lead to isolation. We are social creatures who need to share our like minded thoughts with each other.  Like a violinist needs an orchestra, so do we visual artists need to share in the glory of supportive others, as long as it is enjoyable, not a competition or race, enjoyable and constructive.  Now there's another ramble I could go on, support versus competing, but I won't go there right now, I think I been there already lotsa times, so I'll leave that one alone.

So, yes, I am going to take the challenge of painting 30 paintings in 30 days, yup I am.  I know I can't paint a complete painting ala Laing in one day, but I can go to my room and pick up a brush and slap it around on a canvas and post it, sure I can.  I can link it up to Facebook through here, I think I have figured it out now. I can feel like I am a joiner instead of a hider, sure I can.  What have I got to lose?  Time to get on board and wake up my brushes for 2014.


  1. Liking your blog. Admire your artwork (first viewing was at the Morris Gallery). Good luck with your painting challenge. Looking forward to seeing future posts. I'm sure you will do well and if not looking forward to your !#+%)0##<>. Cheers and wishing you the best for 2014