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Day 27 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Crossing the Finish Line

June 27, 2020

So here we are at the finish line!

It’s been quite an experience. Now I’m ready to just play for a bit. I’ve spent the last few days of my marathon, taking it easy with 3″ and 5″ miniatures.

Sure – I have more street photos, and more people-in-complex environments – but I’m sitting here not painting them.

Possibly – there’s a limit to how much you can learn in a single push?

This has been a huge full circle, through the various kinds of travel sketching I’ve been doing in the last ten years, and back to the abstracted landscapes I’m painting in the studio. But maybe? I’ve come a little ways?

Every time we stretch, reaching for new goals, we add a little more to our toolbox. There’s a little more depth to the well, a little more gas in the tank.

I’m looking forward to taking some of these miniatures and painting them up full size. But that’ll be after the dust settles on this year’s #30x30DirectWatercolor.

I’m ready for a break, and to enjoy hanging around the group and watching everyone else cross the finish line in the next few days.

Thanks everyone for participating in this year’s #30×30 – and I hope to hear some great stories from what all of you have discovered from your own marathons!

Please post your success stories or your trials and tribulations. We all want to read what it’s been like for everyone else!

~Marc Taro Holmes

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin permalink
    July 2, 2020 5:02 AM

    Hi Marc, it’s been great seeing your work over the last month. There’s such a vibrancy and originality to your paintings. I know you said your favourite was the Lisbon rooftops, but it’s the chef on Day 22 that was my “best in show”. Well done and thank you for this blog and all the inspiration and ideas it gives us.

  2. Jacqui Isensee permalink
    July 2, 2020 5:55 PM

    Well was I surprised to see you at the finish line. My FB gets so messed up. I haven’t found citizen sketcher for a couple years. And theN today it comes at day 27. So I missed another year of fun. I am having fun but I miss this. Hope your back to stay this time. Love your very loose and sketchy stuff. Jacqui Sent from my iPhone



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