Thursday, December 27, 2012

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Far and Away
Watercolor Batik - Half Sheet

Artist Leslie Saeta has posted a 30-30 challenge on her blog ( ).   I want to do it.  The fun begins on January 2, 2013.


  1. Some of us decided to do this again this year too! This is awesome, how did you do this one?

  2. Sounded like fun when I signed up. Now I'm wondering what on earth I'm going to paint every day. Guess I'll just start out REALLY simple.

    Thanks for the comment on the batik. It was done on rice paper with watercolor and hot wax. The light values, when dry, are preserved with liquid wax and you just keep painting and preserving successively darker values. When the entire piece is covered with wax, you remove the wax with newsprint and a hot iron. The results are usually nice, but I've had my share of duds.

    If you want more info on them, e-mail me. I can also recommend a couple of people who teach.

  3. Chris here is the link on FB to the "30 in 30 Janauary 2013" group

    Laurie, Trish, Ruth Ann, Kristan, and many others have joined. I'm going to give this link to Candice also.