Tuesday, January 08, 2013

#7 - Moo

Moo, 6" x 6" Oil on panel, ©2013 Nancy Van Blaricom

I struggled with my first attempt today.  I think I was trying too hard, yet not thinking at all at other times.  I completely wiped my first attempt today.  I thought for sure I was going to paint some lovely yellow tulips.  They turned out to be anything but ...  and I had to wipe the canvas after spending a few hours on it.  Darn, hate when that happens  *giggle.

I am thoroughly enjoying this 30 day challenge.  It makes me try harder to be a better artist instead of painting something and failing at that then throwing it away and calling it good for the day.  Because of the challenge I cleaned off my palette after my wiper and went forward with another painting. 

In looking at the work I've done so far &  I am really happy with what I've produced. When the challenge is over think I will be able to look at them with fresh eyes and see that this may need a touch here and another needs somethings else done. I think I have some pretty good works started and almost ready to sell.

Thank you all for such loyal support and encouragement.  It helps, it really does.


  1. See what you can scare out of your brushes when you try? It may not be beautiful tulips, but it is a cute moo cow. :)

  2. What an imagination, Nancy, I am admirative!

  3. I love the light on this guy. Very nice...I am really enjoying the challenge also. It pushes me to improve.

  4. Nice! The discipline of daily painting is a valuable lesson, don't you think?

  5. Love the sunlight on the cow's back!