Just barely finished my last painting. Now I have a lot more I want to try – I am liking this size as a way to not have such a giant commitment, and also intend to make some more acrylics of all sizes! Once I catch up on my life, I’ll clean up the ones that need it and put them all on my website.

My friend Brad Reyes (Reyes Fine Art) signed up for this challenge and I took a while deciding whether I could hack it or no. My paintings usually take between 1 and 3 months, so this is going to be a stretch, for sure. I’m starting late, so one of these days I will have to paint two paintings in a day to catch up.


Day 30: Nocturne, Pittsfield Vermont  Watercolor 10″ x 15″
Day 29: Nocturne, Pittsfield, Vermont (WIP)  Watercolor  10″ x 15″                             Turns out this is a two day painting after all; I’ll finish tomorrow


Sunrise, Pt. Reyes
Day 28: Sunrise, Pt. Reyes   Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x 14″
Day 27: Dawn, Turquoise Trail   Watercolor  8″ x 12″
Day 26: Early Fall, Vermont   Watercolor  9 1/2″ x 13″                                                        It’s a LOT harder to bullshit your way through a watercolor in one day!
Day 25: Rainstorm, Chassahowitzka River    Acrylic 11″ x 14″
Nocturne, Jonesboro Alabama
Day 23 & 24: Nocturne, Jonesboro, Alabama     Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x 14″
canyon road
Day 21 & 22: Canyon Road Nocturne    Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x 14″ (It took me a while to get back into things)

Day 20: More real world work; looks like this will be happening for a while now…

Day 19: conference calls all day, so no painting!

Dawn, madrid
Day 18: Dawn, Madrid New Mexico   Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x 14″

Day 17: I was asked to contribute to a commercial project today, which took too much time to allow me to finish. Sorry!

Laguna Mesa
Day 16: Laguna Mesa, Chama River Canyon    Acrylic  11″ x 14″
sunset  0
Day 15: Sunset, Northern New Mexico   Acrylic  11″ x 14″
oak creek1
Day 14: West Fork, Oak Creek    Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x 14″

Day 13: No painting yet, but I’m feeling a little better!

Day 12: Another day horizontal…

Day 11: Sorry, Still too sick to paint!

Day 10: Sorry, I’ve been too sick to work today!

early am chassahowitzka
Day 9: Early Morning, Chassahowitzka River   Acrylic 11″ x 14″


Day 8: Chassahowitzka River    Acrylic & Colored Pencil   11″ x 14
baird creek
Day 7: Sunrise, Baird Creek   Acrylic & Colored Pencil  11″ x
early morning baird creek2
Day 6: Early Morning, Baird Creek   Acrylic  11″ x 14″ (This was not perhaps the smartest scene to try and paint in a day, especially with a bad cold.
Day 5:   Night Falling, Bon Tempe Lake    Acrylic  12″ x 16
Day 4: Dawn on Red River   Acrylic 11″ 14″
Day 3: Morning on Chama River  Acrylic 11″ x 14
Day 2:  Rio Grande at Morning. This is an acrylic, and a little smaller, 11″ x 14″. As I catch up, I’ll do some more watercolors…
Day 1:  Here’s the first one, a (rough) watercolor nocturne of the little town of Estancia, NM  11″ x 14″

5 thoughts on “#30paintingsin30days

  1. P Coleman

    Chess and Scrabble are both board games I used too strategically ‘over-think’, and invariably took too long ( while annoying cohorts). Boon companions finally convinced me to embrace the spontaneity. I am in favor of your 30-day adventure. Bon-voyage.

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