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February 2018 30 Paintings 30 Days Challenge

Collection by Moyra Le Blanc Smith

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For the month of February 2018 I'll be painting and posting a painting every day.

Moyra Le Blanc Smith
30paintingsin30days! Day 30. ‘Scarborough Lillies - Studio’ Lucky last and I thought I’d end the challenge with the brightest, most colourful painting. This is a studio version of yesterdays and it turned out quite different. It has been an interesting learning experience in so many ways doing a challenge such as this. There were many days when I thought I wouldn’t be able to stay the distance. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me to the end. Colorful Paintings, 30 Day Challenge, Studio S, Distance, February, Thankful, Challenges, Learning, Art

30paintingsin30days! Day 30. ‘Scarborough Lillies - Studio’ Lucky last and I thought I’d end the challenge with the brightest, most colourful painting. This is a studio version of yesterdays and it turned out quite different. It has been an interesting learning experience in so many ways doing a challenge such as this. There were many days when I thought I wouldn’t be able to stay the distance. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me to the end.

Day 29 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. ‘Scarborough Lillie’s - plein air palette knife’. These colourful flowers pop up in the garden every year and entice me to paint their bright colours. Bright Colours, Palette Knife, Colorful Flowers, February, Challenge, Paintings, Pop, Garden, Artist

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Day 29 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. ‘Scarborough Lillie’s - plein air palette knife’. These colourful flowers pop up in the garden every year and entice me to paint their bright colours.

Day 28 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. ‘Aireys Inlet Waves’ is a painting I did sometime ago and I’ve completely reworked it. I think it’s a much better painting now. 30 Day Challenge, Things To Think About, February, Challenges, Waves, Australia, Paintings, Artist, Nature

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I am an artist who is passionate about Australia. I paint nature-inspired oil paintings of forests, flowers, the outback, gum trees and the sea. NaturalArt

I am an artist who is passionate about Australia. I paint nature-inspired oil paintings of forests, flowers, the outback, gum trees and the sea. Ocean Grove Beach, Crashing Waves, The Dunes, 30 Day Challenge, Beach Look, Imagination, February, Challenges, Paintings

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Day 27 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. 'Ocean Grove Beach Looking West' This sweeping view along Ocean Grove Beach towards Barwon Heads caught my imagination today. I love the windswept bushes clinging onto the dunes, the creamy colour of the sand and of course the blue sea with crashing waves.

Day 26 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. 'Aireys Inlet Rocks' I love the shapes and colours of these rocks. The sea really looks this turquoise and it's intriguing to watch the waves crashing onto the rocks and swirling around. 30 Day Challenge, The Rock, February, Rocks, Challenges, Waves, Australia, Colours, Paintings

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Day 26 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. 'Aireys Inlet Rocks' I love the shapes and colours of these rocks. The sea really looks this turquoise and it's intriguing to watch the waves crashing onto the rocks and swirling around.

I am an artist who is passionate about Australia. I paint nature-inspired oil paintings of forests, flowers, the outback, gum trees and the sea. Black Backgrounds, Wallpaper Backgrounds, February, Challenge, Paintings, Sky, Cold, Artist, Nature

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Day 25 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. 'You Yangs View'. Today was cold and very overcast and usually I don't go plein air painting unless the sun is shining. However, I thought I might get an interesting sky and it certainly was. This was painted plein air on a black background just for a change.

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Day 24. 'Golden Gum - Rail Trail' Back on familiar ground today with this plein air painting of a small gum tree beside the Rail Trail. I have walked past this little tree many times and admired the colours in the trunk and the nice twisted shape of it. Today the sun was coming out in short bursts and lit up the tree momentarily before it clouded over completely.

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Day 22of the 30 paintings in 30 days Challenge. 'Beach Rock' I loved the way the waves were swirling around this beach rock and felt inspired to paint this. I was feeling very hot so the painting has a warm orange underpainting which, I think gives it a warm glow. By contrast the sea looks cool and inviting.

Day 21. Of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 'Ocean Grove Beach' is a little plein air painting and it is painted on a small cedar board panel. The natural wood colour and the grain of the wood made an interesting surface to paint on. There is a colony of tiny endangered Hooded Plovers near this spot. Ocean Grove Beach, Cedar Boards, 30 Day Challenge, Wood Colors, Natural Wood, Colonial, February, Surface, Country Roads

Day 21. Of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 'Ocean Grove Beach' is a little plein air painting and it is painted on a small cedar board panel. The natural wood colour and the grain of the wood made an interesting surface to paint on. There is a colony of tiny endangered Hooded Plovers near this spot.

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Day 20 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. 'Old Dairy was painted plein air today. I have driven past this old building many times and thought that it would make a great painting subject. While I was painting, the owner of the property turned up and we had a great chat. He told me that he remembers when the old dairy was still operational.

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Day 19 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. 'Farm and Dam - Bellarine Rail Trail 2' This painting was done in the same location as yesterday's little one. It was also painted en plein air but I chose a slightly different viewpoint and a vertical format. The You Yangs mountains are just visible in the background. It's interesting to play with compositions like this and see the differences.

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Day 18 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. A bike ride along the Bellarine Rail Trail with my pochade box saw me painting this today. 'Farm and Dam - Bellarine Rail Trail'. Its a little 9 x 5 ins painting which is 'Cigar Box' size following the 1889 Melbourne Impressionist Exhibition tradition. I had lots of birds accompanying me today including, mudpie lark, magpie, doves, a hawk and even a whistling kite.

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Day 17 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. Today was a gorgeous day which found me at the beach painting waves and rocks plein air. 'Waves - 13th Beach' was an interesting painting to do - en plein air because the waves didn't stay still while I was painting them! There was a lot of froth and foam everywhere.

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Day 16 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge. Today was a gorgeous, warm sunny day and I returned to a favourite place to paint this en plein air. 'Summer Gums - Bellarine Rail Trail' Mid summer and the grass has dried to a golden yellow. There was a bank of dark cypress trees lining the edge of the paddock as a windbreak which provided a dark background for my trees. I love the colours and shapes of these gum trees even though they are not very big.

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Day 15 of the 30 in 30 challenge. 'North Pool - Big' is a larger version of the small study I painted on Day 8. This is an outback waterhole with prolific bird life and very peaceful. It is interesting to paint 2 versions of the same scene to compare and learn from them.

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30paintingsin30days! Day 14. 'Queenscliff Sky - Big' This is a larger version of the small painting on canvas posted on Day 11. This big version is painted on a smooth board and it's interesting to compare the textures of the two different surfaces. This was a great subject with the moody sky, calm sea and simple foreground rock.