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Day 30-A Different Perspective

" A Different Perspective" watercolor on paper 7.5 x 11 in./ 18.5 X 28 cm.

my first painting in the challenge, 30 days ago

This is my thirtieth painting-taddah!!!

I titled my painting "A Different Perspective" because I feel I have a new perspective on life after having completed this challenge. Thirty days ago, I threw myself into this with the hope of sharpening my skills and improving, in some way. I can paint every day but the  challenge for me was to complete a painting everyday. I feel I've gained speed all around and am more confident . I've gainded a better understanding of color choices and know exactly what color will produce the effect I want. I feel I'm gaining in the ability to control the water. Once you get your creative juices going, you just want to keep going! I know this is just a drop in the bucket and I have still a long way to go in gaining skill but I feel I've learned an invaluable lesson.

I started out with a clementine thirty days ago, and wanted to finish up with the same. I didn't realize that I  bought mandarin oranges instead of clementines (oh well,  I was in a hurry!) but they do share the same family. I want to find out if there has been any improvement in my watercolor painting skill. All my paintings have been painted from life, that has been my theme. I would like to give credit to Pinterest, it supplied the inspiration for my final  composition even though the set up is my own.

 I plan on doing a bigger painting from a photograph next month and have many ideas that are in the developing stage. I do want to keep up with some daily works on a monthly basis as well. Next week, I have some loose ends to take care of so I probably won't start right away.

I want to thank my family, always a dependable source of love and encouragement. In times like this you realize how fortunate you are. Gratitude goes to all my precious art friends who followed me and left me kind  messages of support, I wish I could have you all over for dinner to show you how much I appreciate you!

Also, thanks to Leslie Saeta, who has given me the swift kick in the butt that I needed in order to stop making excuses to myself. Look at her blog and listen to her radio programs, you won't be sorry you did!

Now, if you don't mind, I would like to go fix myself one of those fancy whiskey drinks I painted a few days ago!


  1. Oh yes Celia, there has been progress, so much more light and freedom in the last one , almost like a different hand. Have a nice and relaxing weekend.

    1. Jane, I really feel it, I was dumbstruck to see both paintings side by side. Thank you for all your kind comments! :)

  2. Congratulations on completing the challenge. And what a gorgeous orange in the first painting - just beautiful!


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