Wow! it’s been awhile since I posted.  I didn’t realize how busy this fall was going to be.  It seems like every art organization and art magazines have competitions going on.  My local guild here in Lakewood will be holding their annual Fall Show this coming weekend.  I have 3 pastels that need to be matted and framed tomorrow.  I was hoping to get a fourth…perhaps a watercolor….done and turned in Thursday evening, but……………

This weekend is also the annual Art Learning and Product Expo being held in Pasadena.  I’ve signed up for a class Friday morning with Brenda Madson and I’m really looking forward to the new products, demonstrations and classes going on through Sunday.

The two paintings above are, of course, for my 100 paintings challenge…..where I’m determined to complete 100 pastels of the same approximate scene and size (5 X 7),  but done in 100 different color ways, etc.  I’ve even changed some of the background mountains into distant trees just for a kick.

My eventual goal will be a photo of all 100 paintings for a poster……..however, at this rate, I’m not sure if I won’t be having to come down in spirit to finish!     Never fear…after this month’s full plate of competitions, I’m going to set a schedule and GET THIS DONE!

Oh, and I just received my first official, written rejection letter from the Californian Art Club’s exhibition in conjunction with the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.  The “rejected” painting is just below and called “Above the Arroyo”.   I am going to frame this for posterity… certainly shows I’m trying!


2 Responses to “100 Challenge nos. 10 & 11”

  1. Karen & MacGregor says:

    Bwahahahaha! Rejection letters? If you want rejection letters, I’ll send you the trillionns I have! Good way to clean out my files! They should label it a “thank you” letter. Thank you for continuing to paint. Thank you for submitting one. Thank you for being my Sister! K

  2. thom says:

    I like the ‘thank you’ idea.

    Mhom, I never cease to be amazed at your 100 painting challenge. You are showing real fortitude!

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