Friday, February 18, 2011

Pastel Push

I'm challenging myself to paint 12 pastel paintings by the end of February.  It is my way of pushing myself to delve into my new pastel box!  Sometimes when we get new art supplies we have a tendency to wait and hold off until we find the "perfect" paper, or picture, or time to finally even open up the art supplies.

With my challenge...I have the motivation to not hesitate, but rather to commit my time to 12 "starts".  I said I would commit at least one hour for each of 12 paintings.  If I couldn't finish in that time it was okay to go on to a new start.   If I wanted to spend the time to finish the painting...that was okay too.  
Here the first four I've completed. 


Garden Corner  (9"x12" pastel)

Field of Flowers (9"x12" pastel)

Hap-BEE Valentine (5"x 5" pastel)

Even on a Cloudy Day  (9" x 12" pastel)

Guess works!  
The little challenge/trick pushes you to make something happen.  
Then low and aren't waiting any longer for the "perfect" time.  
Instead you just get busy and create.