One of the things I rarely, if ever, painted, LANDSCAPES, has been my focus for the past few weeks. I challenged myself to paint 30 of them in 30 days, ACEO size, for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30, my second time for doing her challenge. Now I am swimming in landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes and not just 2.5 x 3.5 inches either. I figured it might help me improve if I did something I disliked, probably because I was not good at it. Each one I paint seems to get better, or at least easier, and now I enjoy the challenge.
Last time I chose Food Still Life because I felt it was not my best or favorite subject. I think they turned out pretty good, actually. The collage above has most of them. I left out the really bad ones in the album, but I did finish 30. Hardly any of them sold, even though I had them priced very reasonably. But food paintings are not very popular, I am told.
I have hopes for the landscapes this time, because I read online that they sell better than any other topic, and I do intend to sell my work. My goal is to make more money selling my art than I do collecting my SS retirement benefits each month. I can dream, can't I? I will be making a collage of the 30 (or maybe 25 best ones) on October 1.
You can follow my 30 in 30 landscape paintings on my blog post here.