Today's Friday Feature is Dottie T. Leatherwood. Dottie is doing a phenomenal job with the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge so I wanted to share her works with you:) Dottie also shared some insights about participating in the challenge.
1. Why did you decide to do the challenge? Because Leslie made me....just kidding. I enjoy a challenge and I wanted to have some new fresh work to head into the end of this year. I also knew it would keep me on track with all of the distractions that the kids going back to school and sports would bring. AND...I made a commitment last month on AHA to blog more and I knew this would help!
2. What have you learned so far from painting every day? I usually paint every day anyway but having to produce a new painting to post on my blog everyday is another story indeed! I have learned that I like starting on a canvas that is already toned to save time. And I also learned, I don’t like taking pictures of wet paintings....the glare drives me crazy!
3. Do you have a theme, what was your plan of attack for painting 30 paintings? I wanted to give myself the option to paint bigger daily paintings, not just small ones, since I don’t enjoy working small. So far I have done everything from a 24x24 to an 8x8 and all sizes in between. Also, after painting for shows and working on commissions all spring and summer, I wanted to take a break and refuel my creativity. I chose to paint from my sketches and pictures from trips I have taken in the past... you know all those things you want to paint but never have the time. I looked through all my material and decided on some subjects so I would know what I was painting everyday when I got into the studio. I also have about 3 paintings going at once to take some of the pressure off.
Thanks Carrie...happy painting!
Here are my paintings for this week so far. Visit my website for availability