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Friday, August 26, 2016

It's Time To Make The Donuts

Make Donuts?

OK, I'm not really making donuts,
but it is time to get down to brass tacks
and get ready to paint
30 Paintings in 30 Days!
 (cue the reverberation sound effects)

My sweet husband cut 36, 10" x 10" square panels
out of Masonite, (36 in case I screw up)
and each one has to have 3 coats of gesso.
  This is just a "gittr done ASAP sort of process".

Then I'll go over 10 in burnt sienna, 10 in gray, 
and 10 in a mottled background. 

Depending on what I'm painting each day,
I'll choose a background for that temperature,
you know warm or cool.

I've been brainstorming, 
(big oxymoron there),
on what my theme/themes will be.

I've always wanted to paint figures,
but was afraid.
So, I'm throwing off the shackles of fear 
and going to do it in front of the world and all.
Those should be interesting.
I have my subjects, but I don't have the actual photo reference, yet.
There will be at least 10 of those.

I want to do some plein air painting of local scenes  
and that appears to be about 5-10 paintings.

You know I'm going to try to paint my son Kirk's hawk, Tony.

 And by the time I throw in some clouds and flowers
that should just about take me up to 30 paintings.

I'll be doing time lapse video of each one so that should be fun to watch.

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and I'm giving away lots of goodies in celebration.

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 (and there's some pretty good stuff) 
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Hey, thanks for stopping by today,
I really appreciate it.
Hopefully, we'll be seeing a lot of each other.


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing your challenge paintings and videos. Thank you for sharing with us! :o)

  2. I'll be so glad to have you along Sherry. I'm really looking forward to it.


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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.