Saturday, February 2, 2013
30 In 30 Challenge in Review
Well the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge over at Leslie Saeta's blog is now officially over. As you can see above, I did not complete 30 paintings but it was still a great challenge and I learned some things.
First of all, if I am going to finish a painting every day, I need to KISS. (keep it simple). As you can see, some of the paintings I completed were rather complex.
Second: I don't like to paint under pressure. I.e., I don't know if I would enjoy painting if my life depended on it as in a JOB.
Third: I am not a high energy person. I have to pace myself. I have days of higher energy and days of lower energy.
Fourth: If I don't respect my low energy days and keep pushing myself I run the risk of becoming depressed. I suffer from chronic depression but can keep it at bay with a good diet and proper rest.
Fifth: It's fun to try new things.
Sixth: Taking part in challenges like this offered me ways to connect with new artist friends.
So that is about it for now.
See you again after I finish the next painting.