Wishing you a happy new year!

Tomorrow a new year starts and I want to wish you Happy New Year and many blessings for 2015.

It is now for the third time that I start a new year with a 30 in 30 challenge. Leslie Saeta, an artist from Southern California, is inviting other artists for the fifth time to join her for such a challenge. The goal is set yourself a goal to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. This is a great way to start a new year. And through the networking with other artists it is all the more fun.

So far the challenges took place in January 2013, September 2013, January 2014, and September 2014. I have participated in all of them with varying success.

Until now I don’t see a lot of Europeans who have signed up for the challenge, but this time I am at least not the only Austrian. Alex has decided to join the challenge as an active participant instead of watching it from the side lines. I wish you all the best, success and a lot of fun!

The following collages can give you a glimps of the last three challenges. As you can see, I have not always achieved the goal of 30.

The theme for this next challenge is already given; through the homework I have to do for the art academy. This time it will consist mainly of portraits, act studies, hand and foot studies. And maybe a few paintings for the next exhibition.