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#30x30Direct Watercolor – Free Online Event Coming in June!

April 20, 2022

Hey all! I’m sending you the first reminder about #30x30DirectWatercolor – the annual event where we work together to make thirty paintings in thirty days. < Follow the link for info on how to participate! ]

I hope you guys want to do this again with us!

This year our event co-founder and painting-buddy Uma Kelkar has a special project for us.

Uma says:

“2022 is the fifth year of the #30x30DirectWatercolor Challenge. As always, Marc and I will co-host the event on Facebook. The idea is for all of us who partake to do 30 direct watercolors in 30 days of June. Direct Watercolor’s are paintings without underlying drawing!

Each of us has a different goal for venturing on this journey – for me, it is a study of diminishing light repeatedly over 30 days.

In addition to painting, I also have a research project, that I invite you to participate in.
Everyday, along with a daily painting, I’ll also be sharing a poll with you. Titled, 30×30 2022 Building The Art Habit: One Daily Question.”

I hope you guys will help us out with this!

Uma will be asking you a question that explores your art habit. She’s working on building new tools for artists, and would benefit from your opinions. Each question should take 10 seconds on average and longer if you would like to comment. She’ll sprinkle a few relevant statistics she has come across via her research throughout the month. – I look forward to seeing her infographics!

Sound good?

More on that later! You don’t have to do anything now, just stay tuned and that will just happen along with all the rest of the daily posts.

Ok, thanks :) And I hope to see your paintings pop up in the Facebook group, or, on your media-of-choice using the hashtag #30x30DirectWatercolor.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. valOrie permalink
    April 20, 2022 3:02 PM

    I hope this project will also be available OFF facebook as so many of us have deleted our accounts.
    Thank you for sharing your art regardless.
    My very best regards!

    • April 21, 2022 4:38 PM

      Hello! Yes, I will make sure there is a way that those not on Facebook will be able to see the project off Facebook as well. Thank you for asking this question!

    • April 21, 2022 4:40 PM

      Hello! Yes, I will make sure that a Facebook independent way of participating in the project is possible! Thank you for the question.

  2. April 21, 2022 4:41 PM

    Marc, I read the post today! I am very honored that so many – in fact only my paintings are show cased here – and THANK YOU for giving the project a shout out!

  3. mlaiuppa permalink
    May 31, 2022 4:26 AM

    Unfortunately I do not do Facebook (or Instagram, Twitter, etc) but will be participating again this year. I missed last year and also I think the first year you did it.

    I recall for two years you had a suggested color palette. It was fun to explore pigments I don’t usually use. Will there be a palette again this year as I haven’t seen it posted anywhere.


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