30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 1

The month of June is when many watercolorists around the world particpate in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker.
Rules are simple:
Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, just straight watercolor.

I rarely have time to do it but am giving it a try this year.

Day 1, fast watercolor of my favorite cup.

Day 2, shells.

Day 3, a view of my hometown based on an image from Randy Boyd, high school friend.

Day 4, from an image from @Nullsie (Sharon Nullmeyer, artist on IG)
of a Carlsbad beach scene that warmed my beach gurl heart.

Day 5, an image from our Virtual Sketchwalk group of Shaghai,
from a photo taken by Aniko Szedlak.

Day 6, very fast ice cream cone… How to make that interesting?
I painted this from memory from the day before when I ate it,
thinking about childhood summer days…
and BAM, Mitchell had a bursa issue and that feeling was replaced with
24 hours of being turned down by our medical providers with a
you-get-to-wait-in-outrageous-pain-fora week (which had me crazy for him)
until a GREAT ADVICE NURSE happened to actually READ my note about him
and got us in to the actual doc who can give him a shot of cortisone Wednesday morning.
Yes, I wrote a good thank you note on her behalf.

Day 7, another image from our Virtual Sketchwalk group of Shaghai,
from a photo taken by Aniko Szedlak,with a couple of process images.
It is hard to do process images when you are moving fast in wet paint.

First week finished!
Can I keep it up while gong back to work?
Unfortunately, I am not paid to paint!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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