Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#27 and 28, 60/60 Challenge

Aghhh!  What was I thinking when I planned two daily painting projects at the same time?  I'm seriously behind on my 60/60 Painting Challenge (one painting a day from life, for 60 days) but this is only day 3 or 4 of my 75/75 project (75 bird studies for US$75 each) which will continue for 30 days.  I am doing a 30 day residency at NPS/Mt Bruce, a few minutes south of the farming community of Eketahuna at the south end of New Zealand's North Island.  The peace and seclusion means I have absolutely nothing else to do but paint and sketch.

Yesterday, my painting buddy Joe Garcia and his wife Anne stopped by my cottage with the gift of a radio and a bag of feijoas.  What gifts!  I was getting pretty tired of the songs on my Ipod so now I can listen to talk shows and news.  Joe and I painted in the afternoon at the Anzac Bridge just south of Eketahuna.  The low mountain range (or tall hills?) to the west are the the first piece is titled, Rain on the Tararuas.  

60/60 Challenge #27
Rain on The Tararauas
(painted from the Anzac Bridge south of Eketahuna)
8" x 10" oil on gessoed board

Yesterday morning I painted this tiny opaque watercolor of the view from the cottage, looking over the hilly farmland to the east.  

60/60 Challenge #28
Opaque Watercolor on 300lb Arches Cold-pressed Paper

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