Saturday, January 2, 2016

Thirty in Thirty for Thirty Painting Challenge Day 1

Tucker 8 by 10 watercolor on watercolor paper ©Maria's Watercolor 
First painting in the Thirty in Thirty for Thirty Challenge! 
Tucker a red merle Australian Shepherd, 8 by 10 watercolor on rough watercolor paper 
"Thirty in Thirty For Thirty" Painting Challenge. Each January, Leslie Saeta Fine Art hosts a thirty day painting challenge. The goal is to paint one painting a day for thirty days with a common theme to tie the paintings together. I will accept her challenge! I have chosen to paint thirty 8 by 10 paintings of dogs painted in watercolor. I am asking for your help by sharing some of your dog photos for me to paint. All completed paintings will be for sale for 60 dollars, including shipping in the United States. Thirty dollars from each sold painting will be donated to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Enhancement and Expansion Project.
You can help by posting and tagging me with you favorite dog photos. I am looking for close up photos of your dog of the head and neck in natural lighting, taken outside or near a window. I will choose thirty to paint and If I choose your photo, you are NOT obligated to buy, but if you are interested it will be for sale for 60 dollars and 30 dollars of that will be donated. Paintings will be in watercolor and possibly pen and ink. They will be painted in a loose and sketchy style of painting. Feel free to tag a friend who might have great photos to share . I hope you will follow along I will need lots of encouragement . And coffee 😁


  1. Dear Maria - Tucker looks wonderful. Good luck with your 30 day challenge. You may check out my posts if you like because I have several photos of two German Shepherds...if you find something that works for you - you have my permission to use one. Hope you have a lovely 2016

  2. Thank you very much Debbie! I appreciate the permission to paint from your photos as well, your dogs are beautiful :)