After being reminded about Leslie Saeta’s 30-in-30 challenge which started today, I signed up and got started. I did my first 30-in-30 back in October when I participated in Inktober and enjoyed that quite a bit. I’m hoping I can push myself more to get 2015 started off on a good foot. I don’t have a definite theme right now, although the general idea will be “growth”. Growth as an artist, growth as a person. I want to use this as a time to try new things and expand what I’m currently doing.
To that end, I got out the gouache paints again. I haven’t used them in a while and when I did, I tended to treat them more like watercolors than anything else. The goal for day 1 was to use the gouache as more opaque colors and just put marks on paper. I’m not entirely sure if I like this, but I did achieve my goal of getting started.
“Rain” (Day 1)
Gouache and yellow ink on watercolor paper, 12″ x 9″