In September 2014, I plan to participate, once again, in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I participated in her January Challenge and had a lot of fun painting small artwork during that month. It was challenging, but fun nonetheless.
This is the fourth 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge Leslie Saeta has hosted. There will be almost 700 artists participating in this challenge. Wow! In January of 2014 over 400 artists participated in the challenge, and I was one of those artists. According to Leslie Saeta, “The challenge is not about finishing 30 gallery quality ‘perfect’ paintings. It’s about getting into the studio to try new things. It’s about painting more often. It’s about having fun and developing new habits!” (http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/). I plan to do all of those things during this challenge!
I have decided to work with a theme for the September Challenge. I am calling it my “Trouble Down South Art Challenge.” This title is taken from my short story collection Trouble Down South and Other Stories and from my Bootlegger Haze (Book One and Book Two Series).
As many of my readers know, I am an artist and an author of historical fiction and Southern short stories. You can view my books and short stories here. I have decided to paint scenes from my books and short stories as part of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. In my paintings, I hope to capture my interpretation of the scenes, characters, and landscapes from my books and short stories as I envision them. I will also post snippets and excerpts from my books and short stories here on my blog for my readers to view. If you would like to receive an email each time I post a painting, please subscribe to my blog.
As always, some of the paintings in this 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge will be for sale. Many of them will be available for purchase as art prints. All purchase information will be posted on this blog.
Stay tuned to this blog for the first installment of my “Trouble Down South Art Challenge” to begin on September 1, 2014.
I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories. View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.
Check out more of my artwork at my Art Blog–KPWms Art Studio.