Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Today, for my challenge painting, (see today's challenge paintings on Leslie Saeta's blog here) I am posting a study. I know the PLAN is to paint a complete painting daily, but today I worked on 4 paintings, planning for teaching a class, and some miscellaneous art paperwork. AND I worked on this study. I have to say, I just love working with texture and color and composition... (Please pardon the glare on the photo today!) 


8" x 8" painted with the finest quality heavy-body
 acrylic paint, on watercolor paper

Ready to frame 

I do want to post part of a passage that I read this morning that actually had me in tears. I feel that the writing is so very powerful. So poetic. This kind of writing draws me to the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, even though the book is so sad. 

Jeremiah 4: 19 "My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart!
My heart is pounding in me;
I cannot be silent,
Because you have heard, O my soul,
The sound of the trumpet,
The alarm of war."


  1. Love the colors and textures on this one. I often do more than one so that I can be ahead of the game because of events. A family funeral last week end, a workshop this week end. I idea is to do 30 in 30 days, not necessarily one a day for 30 days, so you're off the hook!

    1. :) I keep thinking I will "paint ahead" but it rarely works for me! Rats, anyway! Also, I don't paint on Sundays, so I should probably call mine the 26 paintings in 30 days challenge - ha! I am sorry for your loss, by the way. Also, I am so thankful for your encouragement. Thank you!