30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 8


I have to admit that today was the hardest so far for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  My original painting did not turn out the way I wanted and I decided to not post it.  And I had no plans to start a new piece today after a long day at work.  But, I thought I should try and give it a shot.  The drawing of this piece was really fighting me.  I didn’t know what type of paint I wanted to use on it after the questionable results I have been getting on previous paintings.

One thing I have been trying to pay attention to on social media is the number of followers some artists are getting on Instagram.  I’ve found some representational oil painters who have over a hundred thousand followers and I was shocked.  That is the highest I’ve been seeing for artists.  I have also noticed that all the highest, I’ve seen, are oil painters and water color painters are not even close in followers.  This is starting to make me think I need to focus on oil painting and stop using these other types of paints.


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2 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 8”

    1. Thanks Jill. It is a slippery slope, looking at what is popular and comparing it to your own work. I don’t want to sacrifice what I like to do (art wise) for what is popular. But, I do not want to be an artist who’s work is unnoticed.

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