It’s September and the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge has begun! Here’s my first miniature painting, I’ve named it The Fox Awakens for obvious reasons, haha. It’s a 2.5″ x 3″ gouache painting on canvas paper.
For this painting challenge I wanted to go with a ‘Finding Wonderland’ theme, loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The objective is to to rediscover what I really enjoy painting and strengthen my voice as an artist. These 30 paintings to come are but a beginning exploration for a sketchbook I intend to put together later on, once I’ve collected enough illustrations that I enjoy.
This morning when I pondered the theme and what to paint I felt a little overwhelmed, it seems such a big question – what’s my artistic voice? So small steps – awakening seems as good a beginning as any, doesn’t it? We must all wake up before we can answer big questions or begin the day.