Monday, January 6, 2014


"Red Velvet Cup Cakes"
8x8" oil on canvas
Painting Six

Day six! If nothing else this is an excellent exercise for observing the ego...doing business as..The Voice. Nothing seemed to be working on the painting I wanted to finish today and there was much gnashing of teeth and a fair amount of sulking. Seeing that it would need at least another day of work I switched to this one which I had also begun painting yesterday.

Apparently all is well. The sulking seems to have abated and I could swear I heard some whistling a minute ago.

Leslie's advice for keeping the rhythm going is working flawlessly. Even if I don't feel like beginning another painting, knowing that I just need to splash in the basics helps me to keep going. Did I mention I was enjoying this?

Hopefully the illustrations will be done tomorrow and I'll be able to focus on the challenge all afternoon and my other work in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful light and luscious reds! - Yup, day 6, same here. I start (?) questioning the 'do-ability' of challenge for me. But seeing others and all their great work helps keeping at it.
    Looking forward to seeing your next painting!

  2. Your painting drew me in when I was viewing the challenge entries today. Great work and obvious talent!

  3. Great paintings Suzanne! I love that you are doing the challenge. I am to but I'm posting work in progress pictures because I have to complete some competition pieces this month. Can't wait to see what you paint next!

  4. I think we all have to remind ourselves at one time or the other to hang in there and paint! Love this one. Wish I had one of those cupcakes NOW!

  5. Deadlines work wonders for making us bite the bullet and just paint. I think its often just what we need to push us into action. Red velvet....mmmm, now I want one. Or three.

  6. And were having as much fun as you and everyone else too!! We love seeing your new creations and we would love a bite of one of those cupcakes.!! Yay- keep on rockin! You inspire us!

  7. Your colors are FABULOUS!!! Beautiful composition, O Not So Sulky One. :)

  8. Another wonderful painting and who know this little crock could be so full of fun? I'm wanting red velvet anything now...

  9. MMmmmmMMmm … I'll be over shortly, save me one!
    Same here - tearing of hair, gnashing of teeth, sulking, (swearing), late night attacks at the canvas. I love love love the cup, as well as the sweets! Modern Family Marathon tonight, girl….. a reward!

  10. hi Suz
    just saw your personal challenge of 30 paintings in 30 days...they are wonderful pieces that you have produced.... dare I take on something similar but make it 30 paintings in 30 weeks? thanks for inspiring hugs


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