30 paintings in 30 days : Top 10 learnings for Artist

Here are a few of my learnings from this past 30 and 30-day painting challenge. I enjoyed using  Leslie Saeta’s challenge available on her site at www.saetastudio.com. Please drop me a line at sandra@sandramucha.com or leave a comment if you are interested in the pieces created during this challenge.

  1. Organize your studio!! It motivates you to organize your creative space, inspiration, sketches, and photographs.
  2. It motivates one to prepare and refresh their website for their own daily blogging too.
  3. Check supplies levels such as canvas, paint, brushes and other necessary supplies. Leave a fresh canvas on the easel at the end of each day. I also liked having fresh water and clean brushes waiting for me the next day.
  4. It is okay to experiment. Pick two or three different themes and be ready to shift and finesse evolving unforeseen ideas.

    30 paintings by Sandra Mucha Feb 1, - March 2,2018 Acrylic on Canvas
    30 in 30 paintings by Sandra Mucha  | Feb 1, – March 2, 2018 | Acrylic on Canvas
  5. Start painting 2-3 days earlier to the challenge. I was close to skipping two different days during this last challenge, and a few at the ready would have helped ease the schedule’s demand. It is a deadline that keeps you accountable.
  6. It pushes you to paint in different locations. Create a studio in different rooms, or on different floors in your home.
  7. Use a Journal and planner. Checking in on Monday’s and daily with a journal and planner to note what is working. Monitor if you are on track for the coming week.
  8. Meet other artists and give support to each other during the process via Leslie’s site or on social media.
  9. Ideas evolve quickly. The process of creating allows the artist to grow and experiment with the variety of series. Trying mixing and apply previous ideas to the next piece.
  10. It becomes a ritual. Life happens, and one will find the creative process is always waiting there for you.