Challenge Day 1 of 30 - Sept 1

I learned so much from doing the first 30 day challenge with Leslie Saeta last January, I decided to do it again.  I learned to not be so precious with my paint, tools and time. Just do it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Lucky to have studied with fine mentors, the recurring theme is that it takes thousands and thousands of strokes, maybe even a a gazillion, to become a better painter. So, here I go, working on my first gazillion strokes!

In trying to think of a theme to unify my work, my thoughts turn to: lines, texture, layers,  and openings (windows, doors, between trees, between buildings, between the lines, etc).

That's the thought for today.
Today's painting is done is oils and cold wax. These paintings are like a slow simmer. Layers and layers of paint and scraping. They do not take one day, they take many days. I have been prepping my panels this month with layers. My plan is to bring them to a finish, one a day for 30 days.
Adobe, Turquoise and Rust
12" x 12"
Oil on Panel