|"Dancing the Night Away" $145 watercolor, collage, acrylic (11" x 11" image)|
So, what did I learn from this challenge? 1. How to simplify. 2. Limit colors 3. Don't work so hard. 4. Enjoy the PROCESS! 5. I have a new appreciation for birds now.
Maybe I'll become a birder! Funny story: My husband said that my last painting should be titled, "giving you the bird". Sorry, I just had to include that. :) Dick has been an important part of this challenge. He had great patience with a messy house, only 4 home cooked meals in January, and me spending most of my time in my studio. He knows how important my painting is to me, so he's been very supportive, but we both are looking forward to more order in our lives. And I look forward to doing this again, next January! Thank you, Leslie Saeta, for organizing this challenge. You all might enjoy looking at all the artist's work on her blog site. Just click on her blog title, and span down the page. Be sure to check back tomorrow, when I will post all 30 paintings together! Most of these paintings have sold, but if you're interested in any, email me with your request. I can paint commissions!