Saturday, January 16, 2016

"30 Paintings in 30 Days" - Day 16 - Alstroemeria

Yes, I did look up the name of the flower for today's painting for "30 Paintings in 30 Days." This is a tiny flower and I did it live from a bouquet that I bought today. I did something a little different and painted this on masa paper. I guess I have to go back and research how to use the masa paper because  I should have a boutique effect and didn't really get that. It did give it a softer look so I am happy with that. This marks just over halfway through the challenge.

The other day I did a digital sketch in Sayville using Artrage. I did it from my car and luckily nobody blocked my view while I was sketching (a rare thing in Sayville).


  1. Most lovely Joan! YOu're doing so beautifully well with your 30 painting challenge! BRAVA!

  2. One of my wedding flowers!! Lovely!

    - Tina

  3. Joan - I think this turned out so lovely. I took time to catch up on all your previous posts. Your foxgloves were simply divine. They are such a favorite of mine. Love too your landscape with the bridge at Fire Island. You are certainly doing a great job with this challenge friend. Have a great weekend.

  4. Interesting effect on that paper Joan

  5. Thanks, Lin! Some days it seems like I won't keep up.

    Tina, thanks!

    Debbie, thank you so much. I feel like all I've been doing is searching for an image or painting. lol

    Thank you, Lorraine.

  6. Lovely little flower. Isn't Masa paper a challenge? I used it a fair bit last year during the challenge and sometimes use it to make painted paper. I like yur digital sketch too!

  7. Thanks, Mellowood. I use it so rarely that when I go to use it again I feel like I've forgotten everything I know about using it.