Thursday, January 3, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

I was feeling a little uninspired this morning when I went online. That's when I found out about Leslie Saeta's thirty paintings in thirty days challenge. It's par for the course that I'm late to the party, but it only started yesterday, so I'm giving it a shot along with over two hundred other participants. I did two paintings today to catch up. My theme for the series is paintings that are inspired by inspirational quotes. I'm starting off the first week painting trees. Wish me luck!

Bonsai Tree

"There are rich counsels in the trees."  ~ Herbert P. Horne

Windy Tree
5.5" x 7.5" original watercolor on Yupo paper, matted to 8" x 10" - $85.

"I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hope you are all off to a good start in this New Year!
See you back here again real soon friends!

X ♥  O 


  1. What a beautiful little bonsai and congrats on taking up the challenge! Happy New Year Sandy :)

  2. Ah, so this is where it starts. You did two in one day, and both are a delight. Your color choices for both trees are gorgeous shades of greens and blues. And I love the movement in the second painting which demonstrates John Muir's words so perfectly. I am so admiring of this.


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