"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 31, 2013

This is it!!! The painting for day 30...a transparent watercolor, 9" x 9" on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper!
This is taken from the source photo by Janet Roberts - thank you very much, Janet, for sharing your beautiful photo.
Doing a painting a day is not always easy, but it wasn't as difficult as I anticipated.  I will have to admit that I am relieved that the time is over because I have some projects which I want to get started.  Over-all, I enjoyed the 30 days - I feel that I learned a lot. Thanks for sticking with me.  

6 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is just beautiful, Barb. I love the light on the edges of the petals and the darkness inside the flower's folds. Congrats on getting through this challenge. I couldn't have done it and wouldn't have even tried. I'm just too slow!

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful finish to the challenge Barb! I am so impressed with the quality of the paintings that you did for this challenge.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb..What a stunning finish to this month long challenge! I admire your integrity in that you didn't just slop anything down and count it as a painting; but,instead, produced one quality painting after another. I also like that you tried various techniques and media out while doing this. Congratulations, my friend...Susan

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - thanks for your positive comments...I am glad to be finished with the challenge but am not crossing out the possibility of another 30 days challenge in the future.

Barb Sailor said...

Vicki - thanks for commenting on my blog during this challenge - you were very supportive. I love the progress on your new painting and am so blown away by your ability to paint animals. I did 2 cats as a commission for a friend at Christmas and know from experience how difficult it is.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - thanks for your wonderful comments - yes - I decided that I would put effort into every painting - effort and emotion when called for. It means a lot to me that you recognized this, dear friend. Once again, Thank You!