When I decided to sign up for the January challenge of 30 paintings in 30 days I knew I would not be able to create a finished worthy full size painting everyday, Alas it does not work out that way as many of my blogging artists would know. I knew I needed a back up plan to have some little studies for the days when I had no time to paint or nothing worthy of showing.
Please bear with me whilst I explain my idea:
When I first left the work force I cooked with a passion. Three course special meals several times a week, I had nothing else to do. I have for some years subscribed to a cooking magazine called "delicious" published by the ABC and the idea was that when the new monthly copy arrived I would try out at least a couple of the recipes. My husband loved it but I got fat!. Lucky for me I found my old watercolour paints and no more excessive cooking and a little bit of weight loss (sadly not enough)
I had the idea for my back up painting studies to select recipe photos from my many copies of this lovely magazine and paint them in watercolour. These are only 6" x 4" and very quick and fun to do. I was pleased that I could also add the writing in watercolour which is a measure of my motor skills because when I first painted back in 2011 I had a lot of trouble even signing my name in watercolour on my work as I could not get the letters down without lots of splodges.
I feel very pleased that my "delicious" subscription has come in very handy.
I look forward to storing them in an album as a keepsake of this months challenge.
"Panforte" has been posted on Leslie Satea day two of the challenge