Back in February I was itching to start a new art challenge. My last challenge took place while we were traveling for several months last year and was 100 days straight of watercolor paintings.
I knew I wasn’t ready to dedicate myself to another 100 days so thought a fresh 30 day challenge would be a softer landing. Because my day to day life can be hectic – I set some ground rules that would help keep me on track.
First, the painting had to be done every morning while I ate my breakfast. I’m not one to skip breakfast or at least a hot cup of tea so I knew I could find five minutes every single morning where I would be sat down and have time to paint a quick watercolor.
Second, I wanted this challenge to be more about seeing the same thing in a different way but expressed in the same medium. Same but different but same. This concept is something that I have been trying to explore recently with my artwork and this series was the kickstart to all of that.
Third, I thought I wanted to subject matter to be the same but wasn’t excited about painting the same still life for 30 days. So what did I see every day that was recognizably the same but also still very different?
Avocados. Damn, I love myself some avocado!!
We probably go through at least a dozen of these green fruits a week in this house so I knew they would always be on hand and also a usual suspect in our breakfasts so fit with the first rule of executing this painting every morning.
The 30 day challenge finished back in March and you may have seen some of the progress if you follow my Instagram and watch my stories. However, I have just managed to scan in all of the individual paintings and post them here and I am also loading them onto my Etsy for sale.
I think these would be fab in a large set in a kitchen or adorable in a little kids room. Who doesn’t love an avocado?
Check them out – let me know what you think.