Saturday, January 31, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days Done


Collage of all 30 paintings in 30 days. Some are little sketches, others full layered pastel paintings on various surfaces, various mediums, but I did it! Thought it would be fun to share the collage here too, since I did it.

PicMonkey.com is a good photo editor online. It took me a little while to figure out how to make a collage but once I got it I got it. That was fun.

Now that I've done it, I'll continue daily art Health Permitting. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing the challenge, it has been wonderful to see your work!

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  2. You have been busy! Good for you for drawing and painting everyday! And good for you for figuring out the collage! Wish I could have done that!

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  3. Thanks! That took a little fumbling, my first try was a no-go. But once I found the row of icons with labels across the top that included "Collage" on the far right and selected it, that worked easier. The first thing you get by default is to play with one image doing special effects on it. After that it's drag and drop but watch where the bar is, you can select where it's going to go and on which side of what's already there, which will change shape and size of everything adjacent and create weird crops if you're not careful.

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  4. Catching up.... wonderful work Rob!

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  5. Congratulations, Rob! I have seen you around WC and other blogs that I visit, so I wanted to Congratulate you on a great run this month...I like how you use a variety of mediums, as I do, too. Nice to "meet" you and I am sure I will see you around and see more of your work as you carry forward...

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    1. Purr thank you! It's great to meet you online too! This challenge did wonders for me, right at the low end of the year I got going again and so productive. Especially in pastels. I wanted to do more pastels starting last fall and I'm glad to be getting back into that! But those watercolour markers are a life saver on the bad days, so simple and so powerful!

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  6. With so many artists on the challenge I didn't see that you were also doing the challenge... I just opened Leslie's blog and whoops there you were.... Hope you remember me from wetcanvas events. Wonderful group of work... will subscribe to you blog so I won't miss out. Congratulations!!!

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    1. PURR! Yes! I'm active again on Wetcanvas and starting to do WDEs again, did three of them this week. PURRR thank you! I'm actually keeping up this blog now! Tell people, it'd be nice if I got a few more readers. I put lessons in here and sometimes update Art Lessons and Supply Reviews too.

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  7. I really liked watching you do this. I know I would improve a lot if I even completed ONE a month. Of course it is the same I school, music, writing, business, etc. Sigh.

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    1. The trick I used to get myself doing One A Day, which got me built back up to this point was this: "Even a two inch long gesture sketch of my cat counts." That would be doodling him from life while he's asleep, something I do like timed sketching since even dead asleep he never holds a pose more than two minutes. Zentangles count. Doodles count. Any kind of drawing counts even if postage stamp size. Do a smiley face stick man on bad days, but do something - because that's what sets in the habit, and if the easy option is something like "two minute gesture sketch" from life, the life drawing practice makes for surprising growth. It really worked. The 30 in 30 challenge helped me get back an old established habit. Because most times on bad days I just spend two minutes with a pen and it's the same cat over and over and over. Still sleeping. lol But then he does sleep a lot and it's a cat lover thing, watching them sleep. All cats sleep 16 hours a day.

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