Day 7-13: Direct Watercolor Challenge

Last week I felt like I was trying to keep up with the #30x30DirectWatercolor2019 challenge even when I hadn’t enough time to participate whole heartedly. I mostly played catchup, which is fine but doesn’t really stretch me much because I do quick little stuff I know I can do… what are your thoughts on when you’re not going to be able to do a challenge as fully as you want to? Do you drop days and not hit 30 pieces? Or do you get through one-a-day and trust you will learn something by keeping to the schedule?

Day 7 #30x30DirectWatercolor2019
Life Drawing. 9×12 inchesday7_30x30_beach

Day 8 #30x30DirectWatercolor2019
Time Stands Still. 5×7 inchesday8_30x30_beach

Day 9 #30x30DirectWatercolor2019
Hike to Uvas Canyon 5×7 inches

Day 10 and 11 #30x30DirectWatercolor2019
Playing the Violin.

Day 12 and 13 #30x30DirectWatercolor2019
Life Drawing




About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Day 7-13: Direct Watercolor Challenge

  1. Susan King says:

    I’m picking up a brush and I keep going but my heart isn’t in it.

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    • I feel like you some days ( and probably when I wrote this post) and at other times I find a reason to get back to it. I guess I’l find out whether I stick with it or not… either way, I will have learnt something. I hope you feel that what you decide to do, paint or not, complete the challenge or not, was the right decision for you.


  2. I try but don’t beat up on myself if I can’t or don’t feel like it. Besides, I sketch everyday anyway so, I get bored with prompt-inspired “sketch every day” challenges .I completed the Doodle & Wash month-long Food Challenge awhile back though because I love sketching food. My favourite challenge is the 30x30directwatercolorchallenge. I had a blast doing it for the first time last year and I’m having double the fun doing it again this year I think I enjoy it so much because watercolour sketching challenges me to be brave and adventurous, and’s a technique I want to learn and to feel comfortable and confident doing it.

    At the end of the day, I want my art journey to be brimming with fun and freedom.


  3. Mair Morgan says:

    I think some of these are really lovely, they are so spontaneous and not “messed about” with.


  4. Oopsie!. I meant Doodlewash not Doodle & Wash.


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