Monday, 2 April 2012

Day 1 - 30x30x30 Challenge

Today was Day 1 of the 30x30x30 Challenge - 30 artists create 30 works in 30 days - all on 8 inch square canvases = 900 paintings to be sold for $50 on Saturday 15th September, 2012 at Darlington Hall, Darlington, Western Australia.

Check out their blog which features me as today's artist:

I was very excited to be chosen as one of the participants and have been looking forward to getting started.  There were so many questions that popped up as I began:

How many should I start to prepare?
Where will they all dry?
Do I have enough paint or will a quick trip to the art shop be in order?
What am I going to paint on this first set?
Do they have a spare 30 canvases for my other ideas that would like to be painted?

Do you see that white little square, bottom, middle of the paintings? Yes, this pic shows a size comparison between the largest paintings I've created and the 8 inch or 20cm square canvases - size is only one of the challenges.

I decided to prepare 12 canvases with the basic layers which will build up into a painting of depth.

Another covering layer will be added then I'll have fun stamping and dripping and deciding what they will become.  Oh such fun and such great challenge too.


  1. It will be really interesting to see what you do Michelle. That's quite a bit of pressure - 30 in 30 days! You've made a good start.
    How did you become involved in this project?

  2. I am so excited for you! So much fun! I cannot wait to watch your progression.

  3. Looking forward to all the great work you will make. I am so excited!


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