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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 11 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Today is the 11th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017.

Brookside Cabin
by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
7 x 5 inches

This is another mixed media work that utilized the underpainting created by Art Graf pigments (see Jan. 8 blog).  You will also recognize the cabin;  here it is turned using different paint colors and light conditions.   

The colorful underpainting created the base for the fall colors in the woods behind the cabin.  A little of this same underpainting color extended further down the piece of paper which gave me the idea to create a small reflection.  The challenge was to create a brook to contain that reflection in the lower two-thirds of the work.  

Several practice runs finally yielded a result that looked like it belonged with the cabin and woods.  And I was reminded again that the beauty of this challenge is not to create "blue-ribbon" art.  This challenge is to consistently spend extra time painting and experimenting to create your best art.

Thank you for keeping up with my progress.  


  1. I love how the light pools in front of the cabin. The trees are wonderful, and the reflection such a nice surprise. Wonderful work Judith :)

  2. After a long day your nice comment was truly appreciated. This little work took several tries -- that is so nice about acrylic. So glad to read that you enjoyed it.

  3. Love the subtle foreground and then the beautiful colours that draw your eye back to the cabin. I have been looking at some of your other work - not just the 30in30 - your florals are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

  4. The florals are my favorite- thanks! I appreciate your comments that this little painting's composition worked......very nice to hear.