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#30x30DirectWatercolor

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 :)

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All MY POSTS 2019: #30x30DirectWatercolor2019

ALL MY POSTS 2018: #30x30DirectWatercolor2018

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Remind me – What is #30x30DirectWatercolor?

  • PAINT 30 watercolors in 30 days in the month of June.
  • POST your paintings in our new Facebook group: <HERE
    We’d like to centralize the discussion around this group, to spare all our various sketching clubs all the extra off-topic traffic this might create :)
  • HASHTAG your work on any other social media (twitter, instagram) with the hashtag: #30x30DirectWatercolor. < In the past we have used #30x30DirectWatercolor2019 and #30x30DirectWatercolor2018, but, going forward if we drop the specific date, it will be easier over the long term. 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.
  • I myself (and any other moderators) plan to paint in watercolor, working as directly as possible. What do I mean by ‘Direct’? Basically, with as little under-drawing or preparation as possible. Preferably none! This guarantees a fresh, authentic experience of watercolor painting. Please see my book for a more complete definition :)
  • So – If you want to tint over drawings, or work in mixed media, or even do iPad sketches, we’re not going to be enforcing rules. But I won’t have a lot of advice about techniques I’m not thinking about. Son’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 experience first hand – unless they force themselves to clear the decks as we are doing. 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!
  • Best of luck and see you in the comments section! ~marc

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