30 Paintings in 30 Days, here we go!

I've been waiting to announce my participation in the 30 Paintings in 30 Day challenge until the last moment. These days, I can't plan things very far in advance, at least not without running a high risk of getting frustrated and disappointed. So. It starts tomorrow, and tomorrow I plan on posting painting number one :) . After that, we'll see what happens. I'm going to scratch the weekends off and shoot for 20 paintings. One month, 20 paintings. I'd be happy with that.

This will be my fourth time doing the challenge. I should probably go read my own summary posts about the three previous challenges...I do remember things being intense :) . Why not, here they are (clicking an image will take you to the summary post for the challenge):

  First one, January 2013.

 

First one, January 2013.

Let's see...Elijah was 3, Katia was 8 months old and I was pregnant with Ella. Fun times.

"What was I thinking?" Yep, that's what I'm thinking.

Challenge 2. September of the same year (2013).


Challenge 2. September of the same year (2013).

I had a tentative landscape theme. Ella was born in early November.

  Round 3. January 2014.

 

Round 3. January 2014.

For the third challenge, I kept things relatively low key. Two months after I had a baby and all that. This is how I keep myself (relatively) sane.

I skipped two challenges (September 2014 and January 2015). I just had no mojo. Or FOMO. Maybe a little bit of the latter, but really, not enough. My mind is already busy burying most of 2014 away from accessible memory. It sucked.

And so, gingerly, I am doing a 30-in-30 challenge again. Bring it on.

I decided to go with a theme this time, and the theme shall be bold and colorful flowers. Somehow, the fact that I paint a lot of flowers escaped me. It probably has something to do with me wanting to be a serious and important artist, not some tree-hugging, flower-smelling stay-at-home mom who paints watercolors for fun. Serious art is not fun.

And yet, that's what I'm about to do for a whole month. I'm thinking that most of the paintings will be on Yupo and I hope to record some videos of the process. "Fun and Colorful Flowers on Yupo?" Tell me you don't want to take that class ;)