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Triple Waterfalls into Pool Below

Triple Waterfalls into Pool Below

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Nature, Painting Challenge, Place to Relax | 1 comment

A triple waterfall spurts from the cliffs wherever it can find an outlet. It flows into a beautiful pool below, with red rocks and cool green water.

A triple waterfall spurts from the cliffs wherever it can find an outlet. It flows into a beautiful pool below, with red rocks and cool green water.

In northern Montana, there is a place of gorgeous red rock. Rivers in this area are so striking, with the juxtaposition of cool colored water and warm toned rocks.

In this painting, I heightened the effect, so that you can feel what it was like to be standing in this wondrous place, seeing the crazy angles of the split waterfall following three different outlets to fall into the pool below.

I hope I did it justice.

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Horses Running Freely

Horses Running Freely

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Animals, Horses, Nature, Painting Challenge | 0 comments

A group of horses runs freely  through the brush, with mountains in background.

A group of horses runs freely through the brush, with mountains in background.

“Wild Horses … couldn’t drag me away…”
What an amazing sight to see horses running freely on the range. The sounds of the pounding hoofs, the nickers and neighing to each other. A tight formation of smooth-muscled animals, displaying both grace and power. Oh, what beauty!

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New Year’s Challenge: 100 days = 100 paintings

New Year’s Challenge: 100 days = 100 paintings

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in New Year's Resolution, Painting Challenge | 0 comments

Woman photographer stands on boulder to get an elevated view to photograph the rolling hills.

Woman photographer stands on boulder to get an elevated view to photograph the rolling hills.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here is my challenge to myself for this year, you could call it my “New Year’s Resolution”… 100 days to paint 100 paintings.

You are welcome to join me on this journey, as an observer, or as a participant – doing your own challenge.

Here are the rules I am setting for myself (feel free to alter them for your own personal challenge);

I do not have to do a painting EVERY day, as we all know life gets in the way.
Some days I may do three or four paintings, some days just one, some days I may not make it into the studio at all!
By the end of the 100 days, however, I want to have 100 new completed paintings.
Two drastically different versions based on the same original theme is permissible.
Finishing a painting that I had started, got stuck on, and “tucked away” counts as a new completed painting.
Posting a painting “for now”, with the idea of resolving it further sometime in the future, also counts.

I may not be able to post them here daily, but promise to try for at least weekly updates.

My goals are to work on a few series I have in mind, to get more intimately familiar with my painting tools, and to try out some new techniques.

Wish me luck, and if you try the challenge for yourself, drop me a line to let me know how it fares for you!

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