Monday, May 23, 2016

50 Small Paintings-Done!

My New Year's resolution for 2015 was to do the 50 small paintings in the book Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings. It took me a bit longer to finish them all and even a bit longer to photograph them and write this post. But I should also add I built the shelves along the way to display them too!
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials
 And me being me I did them all on recycled plywood I had leftover from a construction project.
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials
I cut and sanded the plywood down to 5 inch squares.
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials
Then I primed all the wood squares to get them ready to do each painting.
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials
This was the first painting. Boy, that seems like forever-ago!
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials

I can't tell you how fun this was to do! The directions are excellent and each painting is such a pleasure to paint.
50 small paintings stefanie girard how to paint, paint tutorials
I would end up working on several at a time as you need to allow the paint to dry in some cases so it's fun to start the next and jump back and forth. I highly recommend this book and this process. As you can see the collection looks great and you learn so much. I have already started to use the techniques I learned by painting these pieces in new original paintings.

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