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Wrap-up of the 9 mini landscape paintings project

My goal with this 9 mini landscape paintings project was to get over feeling rusty with painting and have fun getting back into landscape painting. To do this, I would go through my painting process from start to finish (except for varnishing) 9 times within 3 weeks. The deadline was simply so I didn’t let the project linger without making progress. I’m very happy that I did reach my goal! Doing regular, small work and going through my painting process worksheet several times got me over the fear of starting and helped generate enthusiasm for exploring more ideas. More ideas…

3-A-Week Challenge wrap-up

My primary art-making goal for October was to create three paintings a week as a way to put more of what I’m learning in Matt Smith’s online mentorship program into real-world experience. I started out strong! I met my weekly goal the first three weeks of the month, then fell off as I got focused on other things. It was a super valuable project and even though I didn’t fully reach my goal in numbers, I’m very happy with completing nine studies for the month. I submitted several of them for Matt to consider during his bi-monthly critique sessions and…