31 in January

Challenge Lessons Learned

Last Day And Lessons Learned, Day 31 #stradaeasel “From Life” January Challenge

I have learned a thing or two, (or three or lots!) over the past 31 days of the #stradaeasel “Drawing and Painting From Life” Challenge.  Update: there were about 500 artists participating in the challenge!  What fun! I’d like to share my initial impressions of “lessons learned” for doing the challenge.   Goal Accomplished! But …

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Reflections: Drawing of Frothing Pitcher

Painting Reflections: Milk Frothing Pitcher (Days 28 – 30) #stradaeasel Challenge

Reflections Are New. That is to say drawing and painting reflections is something new for me! Intention. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you my last three pieces for the #stradaeasel January Drawing and Painting from Life Challenge.   What I’d like to talk about is drawing and painting reflections.  You see, I do not …

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Strada Easel Challenge: Rose Colored Glass

Day 26 & 25, Strada Easel Challenge; Rose Colored Glasses

About The Easel. Greetings!  Only five days left in the Strada Easel January Challenge!  This month seems to be flying by all of a sudden!   Life became busy and next thing I know, its Day 26! Recently, I was asked the question “what makes a Strada Easel so special?”   What an excellent question …

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Studies: Day 19 Tea Time-R V2

Artist’s Studies And Day 19 #StradaEasel January Challenge

Its About Doing Studies. What I’d like to do with today’s article is talk to you about why I do studies.  You might have noticed that I’m called my drawings and paintings for the Strada Easel challenge “studies”.  I’m doing that for a reason: I’m studying! With this article, I’ll also be current in posting …

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Experimenting With Daniel Smith Moonglow

Experimenting Day! Two Horse Studies: Day 18 #stradaeasel January Challenge

Experimenting With Paper and Paint. Greetings! Strada Easel challenge day 18 studies are about experimenting.  For my first piece, I decided to try Daniel Smith‘s “Moonglow”, a lovely blend of pigments that make a nice neutral grayish tint.  The experiment?  Getting a feel for how the blend of pigments handles. This first study was done …

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inspiration: sweet and sour version 2

Inspiration: Hot, Sweet And Sour, Days 16, 15 & 14 #stradaeasel January Challenge

Greetings! Its Day 16 and I’d like to talk about inspiration!  To explain, I have been plugging away at the Strada Easel 31 Days in January Challenge.  Looking at all I’ve done, I thought it might be a good idea to start grouping some of the paintings together in order to eventually post all 31 …

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Teabag and Lemon studies

Days 5 Through 7, #stradaeasel Challenge. Studies: One Teabag; Two Horses

Three Studies. Hi!  I thought I’d take a few moments and catch up on posting my daily studies for the #stradaeasel challenge.  I have been posting them to my Facebook personal page and business page.  But, not everyone has Facebook.  More to the point, I like to have my studies, paintings and drawings posted here. …

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Problem? Day 3 Strada Easel 31 Day From Life Challenge

Strada Easel Day Three: Two Tea Bags. What To Do With A Problem Painting

Problem?  I’d like to talk about problem paintings.  To explain, today’s study for the Strada Easel January 31 Day Challenge almost works; but not quite.   Tea Bag Two (Too). Speaking of today’s work, like yesterday’s, its another tea bag study.  I’d like to explain why I do several paintings of a subject before I discus …

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