Thursday, January 01, 2015

Welcome to 2015 - "30 paintings in 30 Days" challenge begins again!

1 of 30

Petie & Maxie, oil on board, 6x12"
Private Commission
Yep, I'm crazy enough to join in the fun of Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days" January 2015 challenge.  This is the 4th challenge I have participated in and it always helps me fight off the post Holiday blues that hit in January.

I really enjoy using my ipad for my painting reference.  I use an app called "accuview". It really helps me dissect the proportions of the image and get to the painting more quickly.  Gridding is a tool that simply works if you are working with photo reference.  Look for it in the App Store.

I also utilize the panel holder that Leslie Saeta makes.  It's a great way to hang on to those pesky small painting panels.  More information can be found at

So. welcome to the journey of the next 30 days!

I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today. 

Start where you are
Love what you have
Do what you can


  1. What a cute pup. Well done! As I was looking at your work, I noticed your setup of how you hold your panels on your easel. Could you explain how you made that. I looks genius!

  2. Hi Marion, I was the gal who commented on your pups and asked about your painting panel. I did go to leslie's site to find info on it but no luck. Any info would be appreciated! Take Care, Tam


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