Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 3: Finito!


Finito! Finished! The end!

I’ve posted my last little painting for the Everyday in May challenge. I’m glad I participated in the project, but I’m also pleased that it’s over. On the plus side, daily painting has helped increase my skill and confidence a bit. I learned a lot and I’m feeling a little less intimidated by the medium of watercolor. I also met up with some new EDM members and have been enjoying their daily drawings and paintings. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left tips and encouraging comments during this month. I really appreciate your visits and I am inspired by your work.

What I liked the least about this challenge was having to post a painting every day. I put a lot of artwork on the internet that I would have never considered posting if I hadn’t been participating in this project. I found that stressful.

Now I’m going to focus on other things, although I will continue to paint or draw every day. In June I’m going to begin experimenting with my new Schmincke watercolors. I purchased them in early May, but felt I should stick with the paints I was familiar with for the EDIM project. I’m going to spend time focusing on color studies with colors I have difficulty working with (reds & yellows). I’m going to paint outside. And finally, I’m going to focus on being loose and sloppy with my watercolors. That’s what seems to make me happiest.

13 comments:

MaryO said...

ches.7dl2Congratulations on completing the challenge, Sharon. Your work has been excellent all the way and I hope you'll still be posting new works as you complete them!

Meinhild Selbach said...

I just looked through your work of this month - GREAT!! Keep on drawing and posting - even not so good paintings.
Greetings from France.
Meinhild

E-J said...

Congratulations on a great month's work!! I have really enjoyed seeing your watercolours. And somehow, seeing this challenge through now makes it all the more exciting to think of the freedom we now have with which to create in June! :)

A Brush with Color said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you do with all these new goals. Good for you! This last one is beautiful--you chose such interesting subjects, too. Congratulations on your beautiful month of art. I would have felt proud to have had any of those be my creations! They were all wonderful!

Ann said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful collection of paintings for May! I am looking forward to seeing your next projects unfold.

Christie said...

I'm impressed with your dedication to the challenge, and the quality of work you posted throughout. Well done!

Sherry said...

I have been inspired by your dedication at this project. While my intentions were good, I didn't succeed in drawing every day, or even posting every day. Your illustrated Italian was a wonderful idea.

Margaret Ann said...

You EDinM paintings brougth us all such cheer and fun...greatly enjoyed and thoroughly appreciated...Thanks! :)

willow said...

What an accomplishment! And one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you.

Sandy said...

Oh I am so glad you did this challenge, I have enjoyed every single one of them - and I am so sad it is over - although I agree with you on the stress attached. I look forward to your next project with color and I know I will learn from it - post it all please ;-)

Jennifer Lawson said...

I really enjoyed all your posts for the Every Day in May challenge. The theme was wonderfully executed and the watercolors were just beautiful.

africantapestry said...

Congratulations on great May for you. It is true, showing up at the page routinely, does bring along the growth! And you have alot of projects and ideas and determinations lined up, it sounds like all this work in May has really energized you...good luck on all of them!
ronell

mARTa said...

This was a great theme and a wonderful visual trip for me! I enjoyed all of this month's posts, I think my favorite was the tea sketch. I wish I could see them all at once....what a treat!!!