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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Day 1 September 2016 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge

Let The Paint Flow

 Day 1
The Challenge is ON!

Day Is Done
acrylic on a 10" x 10" panel
$75 Free Shipping

These 10" x 10" paintings will be available for $75 each, but only during the challenge.  After that they will increase in price to $95.  

Get 'Em While They're Hot!
 I'll be painting in the online challenge hosted by
 Leslie Saeta,
an artist/teacher in California.
She invites artists from around the world to join in this challenge and to paint as much as possible for the month.
Not everyone will complete the 30 paintings, but the goal is to paint more than we normally do, learn something 
and have fun.
There are over 1000 artists participating worldwide.
We'll all be connected through Leslie's blog and our art.

Today is Day 1 and this is my first painting.

I tried to take a video as I worked, 
but my storage was having an issue. 

But I made this to show you the progress.

If you start at the top right and go down 
and to the left,
you'll see the progression.
The finished painting is the big one.

But, do you see a problem?

This is "ONE" of the things that drive artists crazy!

 These two pictures were taken minutes apart
about 15 feet apart.
The one on the left was taken in natural light
and the one on the right was taken in the studio.
The one on the right is closer to the actual finished painting.
How weird is that.  

September is also my blogaversary,
and I'll be giving away over $800 worth of goodies:
4 Iris Single Subject Online Classes
4 Small Paintings
2 Medium Sized Paintings
1 Framed 8" x 10" Painting
"drum roll please"  
1 Full Online Art Course

That's a lot of stuff.

Click on the pic below and enter your email.
Then you'll receive an email to confirm you did sign up,
click confirm
Then, move my email to your primary folder
so you don't miss it if I draw out your name.
When I draw out a name, I'll send you an email and you'll have 24 hours to get back with me with your address so I can send you your winnings or make connections for your class.
If I don't hear back from you, I draw out another name.

Good Luck and If you can share this with anyone you think might be interested, please do.

Thanks for stopping by today.       



  1. Wow, 10x10? That's very ambitious of you! Lovely piece, and really fun to see the progression, how you brought your light into the piece. And Yes, as you know, getting the image is a real bugaboo! One down...

    1. Thanks Meredith. I know the 10" x 10" is bigger than I've painted in the challenge before, but I've been painting larger lately and I didn't think I could go down to a 6" x6" right away. I did 8" x 8" last time, so I thought I'd do this size. Gotta love the photography end of our job. NOT!

  2. Beautiful day 1, Sharon! And congratulations to the lucky person who won the painting. :o)

    1. Thanks Sherry. So far yesterdays winner hasn't responded, so another few hours and maybe I'll pull your name out of the hat. Thanks for commenting and being so supportive.

  3. Great informative post! I like that you have included your process!
    I'll be looking in on your beautiful work but may not always comment, sinceI am in the challenge too and these posts take me longer than they should!

    1. Thanks so much for commenting today Jacklyn. I totally get it. It's a struggle to not only do the art but also the blogging. But it is so much fun and so good for us as artists.

  4. Sharon,
    Beautiful painting...great way to start. Looking forward to seeing more.

    1. Thanks Yvonne. I did go with something that wouldn't stress me out for the first one.


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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.