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Here’s a collection of all the posts from my past #30x30DirectWatercolor events. I’ve extracted all this from the chronological flow of the blog. It’s kind of a lot of material that gets in the way of the ‘how-to-draw’ posts that most people are here for. BUT! If you’re here for #30×30 – here’s all the blog posts :)


All MY POSTS 2019: #30x30DirectWatercolor2019

ALL MY POSTS 2018: #30x30DirectWatercolor2018


Remind me – What is #30x30DirectWatercolor?

  • PAINT 30 watercolors in 30 days, from June 1-30 2018.
  • POST your paintings in our new Facebook group: <HERE
    We’d like to centralize the discussion around this group, to spare our usual sketching clubs all the extra traffic this might create :)
  • HASHTAG your work on any other social media (twitter, instagram) with the hashtag: #30x30DirectWatercolor2018.
    This will help people find your work in the future. Here are some FAQs on how to use hashtags: FB | IG | Twitter.
  • Any size, format or subject is ok. Some years I paint on location, some years I paint in the studio. Whatever works for you! The goal is to get you painting every day – not to dictate how you paint.
  • BUT! I plan to paint in watercolor, working as directly as possible. But if you want to tint drawings, or work in mixed media, or even do iPad sketches we’re not going to be enforcing rules. I won’t however, have a lot of advice about techniques I’m not thinking about. But don’t let that stop you! Find your own group-within-the-group and comment on each others stuff.
  • The overall goal is to experience sustained daily practice. This is something a lot of artist’s don’t get a chance to experince – unless they force themselves to clear the decks! That being said – if it’s better for you to do seven paintings on the weekend instead of one a day – do what you need to. Same with posting progress. One a day makes a good story – but do what works for you.
  • It’s also completely normal if you fail to make 30! Or to need a few extra days. Like any marathon, just participating is the first reward. Though I’m sure any of us can catch up with some super fast, super small sketches if we have to!

Day 30_30x30_Do not go Gentle Into That Good Night (1)B

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