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Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the first day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge for January 2017.

Brilliant Sky
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on canvas
12 x 9 inches
available on 

One of the major goals for this 30 in 30 Painting Challenge is to put extra time into painting landscapes.  I am determined to improve my plein air skills next season.  While these works will be studio pieces, the variety of subjects and locations should help build experience and skill.

"Brilliant Sky" is a cloud painting.  I seldom paint clouds so for Day 1 a dramatic sky scene has been created.  This week there were several colorful sunsets and interesting clouds.  Just looking out the window helped me finish this painting.

Thank you for starting this painting challenge with me.  
Please leave your comments.  And check back tomorrow.  


  1. Great choice of colors!
    Happy and creative New Year, Judith!

  2. Best wishes for the New Year to you as well. Thanks for your nice comment. I love how many wonderful artists take part in the 30 day challenge. It is great to connect and follow.

  3. Love those clouds! Wonderful depth - great beginning Judith :)

  4. Wow! your colours are beautiful and the composition really draws me in. Looking forward to seeing more.