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Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 11 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
(really January 11, 2015)

Don't worry, you didn't miss my painting on Day 10.  I just couldn't manage one yesterday.  Thankfully, no penalty for skipping a day when needed.  Yesterday was an awesome, warm day here in Colorado with yukky and cold weather forecast for today.

So those of you in Colorado know that when you get that one nice day in Colorado after Christmas, you do that one most important thing - you take the Christmas lights off the outside of your house.  That's what we spent a good bit of the day doing and then also worked in the garage building a new sugar patty feeder for our one remaining bee hive while the garage was warm enough to work in.

For today's painting, I decided to finish a watercolor batik painting I started before Christmas that has been on my easel staring at me while I've been painting this challenge.  So I decided it was time to finish this one as tonight's challenge.

I normally take progression photos of my paintings as I go along.  Unfortunately, the early photos of this painting went into the black hole of cell phone photo world.  I did take a few photos tonight of the final steps.

Here is the original drawing I did to start the painting:

Here is the painting with the background and the onions finished:

Now the wires are done:


Here's what it looks like completely coated with wax and ready to iron the wax off:

And now the final reveal:
This painting is on a rice paper with gold threads in it and is 10" high x 19" wide.  Enjoy!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Rolina. This is one of my favorite paintings. My husband is an expert onion grower in our home garden, so this one just spoke to me.

  2. You've got a winner, here! Just beautiful, Myra!

  3. Thanks, Chris. I'm entering this one into the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia show that's coming up soon. I hope at least one of my paintings gets accepted into this show.