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Sunday, September 1, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge - Round 2!! Day 1/30 "A is for Apple"

"A is for Apple"
Oil on Gesso Board
Well, call me crazy, but I've taken on the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge (Round 2)!  Back in January, artist/blogger/blog talk radio host Leslie Saeta challenged artists everywhere to commit to painting 30 paintings in 30 days.  I did it then and it was great!  I was totally committed....even during a bad cold!  I was really proud of myself for seeing that through!
So, Leslie did it again.  She has challenged us for the month of September and I'm doing it.  It was a really good experience and I'm glad I did it.  I hope I can say the same at the end of September!  January is a lot slower paced than September.  I'm scared.
To give myself a plan, I've decided to work through the alphabet....a painting each day representing a order.  I know....that's only 26 paintings, but since I chose the alphabet as sort of a 'back to school' thing I thought I'd start with an apple and end with four paintings of an apple or apples. 
This apple is dedicated to all those teachers out there who are committed to their jobs and their students.  They work so hard and usually for so little.  God bless you and give you a wonderful school year filled with happy days, obedient children, thankful parents, coffee, chocolate and peaceful nights and weekends!
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Thank you for looking!


Nan Burger said...

Hello Barbara,

I'm doing the 30 in 30 also, and decided I would choose a few favorites from Day 1 and intentionally visit their blog/website every day of the 30 in 30.

I just love your style, and reading about how your painting career began and grew. Also love your Day 1 painting of the apple and theme idea.

Beautiful! -Nan Burger

Linda Popple said...

Great start to ;your alphabet series! Looking forward to seeing all!

Lana Manis said...

What a great theme to choose! Love your apple and I look forward to seeing your other 20 paintings! :)

Lana Manis said...

oops! that should have been 29 paintings. :)

Barbara said...

Thanks, everyone! So glad you stopped by and commented! Makes me feel good!!! I'll be watching what you all do, too!! :)

Carole Pivarnik said...

Beautiful...I love the energy and color in all your strokes. I'm participating in the 30 in 30 as well...stretching to learn a new medium (gouache) and subject matter (landscapes).

Sharon L. Graves said...

Love your theme with the alphabet. Great idea. Love the apple.