Wednesday, January 28, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days ~ Off The Beaten Path ~ Day 28

"The painter, being concerned only 
with giving his impression, 
simply seeks to be himself 
and no one else." 
~ Claude Monet



"On The Way To Giverny"
~~~~~6 x 6" Alcohol Ink on Gessoed Hardboard~~~~~

Wow, there's only 2 days left in the 30 in 30 challenge! Woo Hoo! It really was a wonderful adventure into painting abstracts this time around. I began with a basic idea, but as I worked, often the inks took over. "Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived and the picture that fights for its own life."*

The hard part for me, is not so much to paint everyday, but it is the pressure to put myself and my work out there without letting it mellow for a couple of days. I know this is also true for many of you other artist friends participating. 

In a sometimes rushed frame of mind, it was hard to be satisfied with something enough to stop, without analyzing and working it to death. There were a few hectic days where I painted and destroyed many pieces. 

So, from a five time veteran, I just want to be the first to say; 

CONGRATULATIONS, you did it!! 
And I KNOW at times it certainly wasn't easy!

* George Baselitz
"We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome." ~ Robert G. Allen 
Thanks so very much for your friendship and support.
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