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Friday, September 12, 2014

Landscape Phobia PPF

Landscape Phobia, Paint Party Friday

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.


  1. Great idea to do something you don't like, and I hope you manage to sell them and get rich! Hugs, Valerie

  2. your landscape is so nice, Penny. looks like some place i'd like to visit :)

  3. Good idea to do something you don´t like:) Your landscapes are very good, I hope you get them sold if you want it! Food still leben are also fine. I like your use of much colours. Happy PPF!

  4. How gorgeous!!! Love the running water.

  5. What a wonderful painting! I was so taken by this piece--it fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

  6. I love those food paintings I'm surprised they haven't sold. I think the right resturant would love them!! Huge poster prints...If only you knew where to market them...they are way too precious not to sell to someone!! They are so gorgeous!! You should get a little booklet made up at vistaprint when they have a sale...at least you could have them all compiled together!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. that is a wonderful goal to have Penny! Love your landscape painting. Your food paintings are great too-l also don't know why they wouldn't sell. Is there a specialty store -like a kitchen store or oil and vinegar store etc. that might allow you to place some of your work to sell?


More doodle art ACEO cards.

For sale in my Ebay store It seems to be working, doodling and lettering every day, and my Mojo has returned!