Thirty paintings in thirty days... done! This was an excellent exercise from which I learned a lot but it is so good to be finished. Thank you to all who send photos for me to work from and a huge thank you to all the painters in the challenge. I was inspired by your work and really touched by the encouraging comments you left for me.
There is a freedom to painting the dogs I photographed at the show because I only have to please myself. There are a few more pets in the line up and with those I am thinking about what the owner wants and expects. Perhaps I should always try only to please myself and that alone may result in better work.
In a challenge to create a painting a day some attempts are bound to be more simple, basic sketches. It is a time for experimentation so I don't mind this one of the little French Bulldog we saw in the obedience classes. I would like to give him another try though and paint a less cartoonish version.