Today's the day I start my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge with my group called the Artists Working Group. We are all lucky to have met through a workshop last year with Antrese Wood. Antrese is the artist and brain power behind The Savvy Painter. Although that "First Things First" workshop has ended, the artists I met through this group have continued to be a powerful support group and inspirational to me.
We've challenged ourselves to paint - according to how our work habits and our own studio schedules allow - all during the month of January. One painter is working from memory, one is working on a large painting and posting snippets each day, another is working on small studies, another is exploring black and white within a theme. I have challenged myself to work with a limited palette and, at present and am doing alla prima portraits. I suckered a few of my family members into posing for photos during our Christmas annual Forced Family Fun celebration. I am hoping for 30 paintings but I already know there will be days when I can't and I won't paint so I will shoot for 30 and hope to get somewhere close.
I hope you follow along with my posts on Instagram @NanciTheArtist and follow our hashtags of #awgday1, #awgday2, etc. each day throughout the month as well as the general one, #awg30in30. I am also posting on FB @NanciCharpentierArt.
This first painting is of .... well, I'll let you guess. Maybe that red hat will give it away. And for you LSU fans, I didn't paint the big "A" on it. You're welcome. She's beautiful either way.
So, here's where you might get a little more info about each day's painting and I hope to see you again tomorrow.
Painting dogs, children, trees, clouds, roads, flowers, flowers, and more flowers all in hot southern Louisiana!