Strada Challenge Compilation
It was a successful month. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in several areas, painting from life everyday, painting still lives, posting each and everyone on FB and painting in my car!! All of these made me a stronger painter. I didn't win the easel, but that just would've been icing on the cake. I met and interacted with some wonderful artists and realized how important it is to feel connected to a community of artists. Strada does a wonderful job of connecting artists and creating a supportive community on their FB Group, Strada Painting and Drawing from Life. I so enjoyed the momentum I had developed and continued a couple of days afterwards only to learn that Lori Putnam who I completed a 6 month mentorship with was asking her students on her online atelier to take a 30 day challenge of painting or drawing everyday for 30 days. It is much looser. She just wants us to do something everyday even if it is for 5 minutes, drawing, painting, doodling and just posting on the private online atelier. I figured it was a good chance to keep the momentum going and to try to paint from life as much as possible. Four days in and I'm feeling exhausted. IT's been 38 days straight. I have such admiration for people who have gone for years without missing a day. I may have to bring out a photo today!!
9/18/2019 07:43:04 am
These challenges were the best. Watching you complete every challenge that went your way really gave me the courage. I know that I am a really weak person, but I am hoping that I can make up for that. I do not have a lot of skill, in fact, I do not even believe that I have any notable ones. What I may lack in skill, I will more than make up for it with my ability to adapt to situations.
Leave a Reply.
After spending over 20 years photographing professionally I thought it was time to explore something new and experience my world with paint and a brush.