Monday, September 29, 2014

A Glorious Morning

This is the final painting for the 30 in 30 Challenge...I'll upload it to Leslie Saeta's blog in the morning...thus the title...a "glorious morning" it will be indeed.  The past 30 days have been...what can I say...LONG!  It felt more like 30 weeks.  At times I was so darn frustrated...and at other times really happy with my progress.  I realized the absolute worst thing to do was to get to the end of the day and still need to paint.  Yikes!  Those days were killers (can you say...paint a piece of fruit?).

I was surprised most of all that no matter how badly a painting was one day, I was anxious to try again the next morning.   I became much more comfortable with landscapes...and loved doing the seascapes (they were my favorite ones)...aside from today's...which I have to say is my favorite overall (I love the composition, colors, and subject matter).

I am amazed at how much I learned about painting with pastels and I have to admit I will miss the challenge.  I would not have otherwise forced myself to complete a painting each and every day...yet, I'm pretty sure I'll stay on a good pace...maybe a painting every other day (ha!). 

If you're reading this blog, (and you must be)...I hope you'll stop by again.  I'll be here...painting away!
A Glorious Morning 8x6 pastel


  1. I'm a quilter, so this immediately caught my eye. It's gorgeous ! What a way to end the 30 day challenge. You do beautiful work and I'm now a follower!

  2. Cindy,
    This is lovely and also comforting.
    Congratulations on the completion of 30 paintings! I will keep following your blog.

  3. What a lovely and striking painting! Beautiful composition and design. I imagine you had a great time painting it, too!

  4. This is lovely Cindy...great composition, very bright and yet speaks of undertones of clarity which brings comfort to to anyone who sees me..