Many years ago I took part in a silly Facebook challenge. The idea was to create a work of art for the first 10 people who commented on your post. I had a few friends post up they were participating so I signed up to receive a work of art from them and then decided to try making something as well. I posted that I was in and in a few minutes I had 10 people interested in a work of art from me. Needless to say I neither sent out or received a single work.
Fast forwarding a few years I saw a friend has signed themselves up for a similar challenge. Once again I signed up to receive a work and once again I have agreed to create a few works of my own. The only difference this time around is that I actually intend on completing the 10 paintings. To prove my intention here is the first watercolor:
The watercolor above is of a Tufted Titmouse, a native bird in the Northeast. I did the painting based on a photo taken at my parents house in Warwick NY. The only negative, for those birdwatchers our there, is that I made the coloring a bit too blue. According to additional reference I have found, the bird is more grey in color then I painted it.
So it felt really good to get this small painting done and to mail it out! I was even more pleased with the good reaction it got from its new owner. I have 9 more little paintings to get done and I am really looking forward to it!