Wednesday, March 1, 2017
This challenge was one amazing adventure as January turned out to be a stormy month full of flooding and falling trees. To make it more complicated, I house/dog sat for three of the weeks in addition to my teaching painting classes several days a week.
Armed with bullheaded stubbornness, I persevered through the month of January. Sometimes I painted in the rain or icy cold wind while other nights I would burn the midnight oil after teaching all day.
This experience was very validating. I rediscovered why I first became a plein air painter and fell in love with it. I found that in extreme conditions, I am still able to paint a decent painting and it forced me out of my comfort zone. I explored areas I would have never done so without this challenge and made new friends who were also participating.
Below is the accumulation of those 31 days.