Day 31 of 31 – January Painting Challenge

January Daily Painting Challenge Day 31 of 31
“Close Up of Glasshouse Mountains 2”
12 x 16″ Water Based Oils on Canvas

Day 31 of the 31 day challenge for January.

Today is the final day of the 31 day challenge. Have certainly enjoyed it and learnt a lot though at times it has been a challenge. Over the course of the 31 days I have experimented with different painting surfaces, and mediums.

One thing is certain … the habit of doing daily ten minute studies and sketches is a great way to build your skills as an artist, and to try out new ideas.

The subject for the final day is the Glasshouse Mountains again. I started the challenge by doing some studies of a farm at the foothills of the Glasshouse Mountains so it seems only fitting to end with them as a subject.

In this study I have continued to explore the sort of themes Fred Williams did … simplification of the landscape down to a few key concepts

My goal is to try out new ideas and different compositions. Experiment, play and have fun. By painting daily of course it will improve my skills as well.

I will sell most of these sketches on Ebay for no reserve auctions. Some will be used as ideas for larger works, and some may become episodes of Learn To Paint TV.