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Here we go again - will I never learn!

 30 paintings in 30 day challenge
Collage of all 30 paintings
What was I thinking! I've signed up for another of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
I probably won't complete 30 paintings, as my family visitors are here until the 9th September. If I'm lucky I might be able to cheat and paint a couple over the next two days when they are all staying in our holiday apartment in Nice. I have not been painting much this year as my father was ill and passed away in February and I have been organising the probate, add that to never having time in the summer anyway and I now feel I need a kick to get started again. 

These challenges can be hard, the pressure is all self inflicted, but it certainly helps to boost confidence and increase skills. 

I have taken part in 30 painting in 30 days challenges before and afterwards and always amazed at what I have achieved. They are not all winners of course, but many of them are. The collage above is of last Septembers challenge. Read the original post here.
Sign up for the challenge HERE


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