Miniature Gouache Painting: The Fox Awakens...

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 1 – The Fox Awakens

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.

More tomorrow!

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Kiri Østergaard Leonard

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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