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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 18 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the 18th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017.

Shady Path
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper
8 x 8 inches

This path is actually at a local park just beyond the ballfields.  It circles around the perimeter for a mile and is popular with walkers.  It is a challenge to paint shadows and I think more so in acrylic with its faster drying time.  

Shadows are transparent.  I kept reminding myself of that fact.  The colors needed to change as the shadows fell on different surfaces: gravel, fallen leaves, sticks, mud, etc.   While shadows are still a learning process,  I am inspired to paint more dramatic shadows like these in future works.

Many thanks for staying with my blog for this painting challenge.  The days are zipping by quickly!


  1. Thanks it took longer to work myself up to do it than to actually paint it. It was a good lesson in not worrying and just doing.