Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Paintings 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 of the 30/30 painting Challenge! Winners and losers!!!

Sweet Rest
12x9 oil by Wendie Thompson
Plymouth Plein Air
Today is September 30th and it is obvious that I will not be painting all 30 paintings for the 30/30 Challenge. I only painted 24! These last 5 were all done Plein Air (in the open air) in various communities around Wisconsin...soooooo was it worth it?

Mr Pumpkin Head
12x9 oil by Wendie Thompson
Harvest Fair (Wisconsin State Fair Park )
You bet it was!! I have done this challenge 4 years in a row and twice I haven't completed it (loser?). But even with that I have painted more than I would have otherwise, honed my skill, learned some new tricks, found some new tools, made some new friends and sold some work (winner winner chicken dinner!)! What's not to like about that??

Kate's Abundance
16x12 oil by Wendie Thompson
Plymouth Plein Air
It is always a stretch to challenge myself to paint more but I have learned to relax into it, be gentle with myself (respect myself and my limits), look at the big picture (learning learning learning) and HAVE FUN!

Three Sisters and the Wind
10x20 oil by Wendie Thompson
Evansville Plein Air
So what's next for me? I will be teaching my very first workshop in two weeks at the Beaver Dam Area Artists Association and am excited to do it! AND the fall color is just beginning in my area...Lord willing I will be outside painting it in all it's glory!

Harvest on the Edge of Town
12x16 oil by Wendie Thompson
Evansville Plein AIr

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 30/30 Challenge #19 Plein Air!

White Pumpkins and Wind Chimes
12x16 oil by Wendie Thompson
30 by 30...Will she make it??? Who knows! What I do know is I am many hours ahead in "Brush Time"! This one was panted at one of my favorite places to paint...Monches Perennial Farm!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

30/30 September Challenge Number 17 and 18

8x8 oil by Wendie Thompson
I've been busy but not busy painting! So I have some catching up to do! Not to worry! By the end of September I'm sure I will have painted 30 paintings. But for now its 2 a day till I catch up!! I'm working o a series of sheep!

Roll in the Hay
8x8 oil by Wendie Thompson

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 15 September 30/30 Challenge: Sherbet

8x8 oil By Wendie Thompson

Pushing around some new colors for me. Pure experiment...Pure FUN!!

September 30/30 Sun Up

Sun Up
12x9 oil By Wendie Thompson

Slow day toys!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sept 30/30 Challenge Day 13 Red Calla Lilys

Red Calla Lilys
9x12 by Wendie Thompson

Woke up on empty this morning. Nothing in the proverbial tank. Yet I had commited to go paint plein air with the League of Milwaukee Artists at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. It took me awhile to get going and I seriously asked myself if it was even wise. However, the day was a rare weather day in Wisconsin...I call them "winter in Phoenix" days...and so I hauled my stuff and me and a second cuppa coffee in the car. Drove The hour drive to the gardens. I am soooooo glad I did!


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