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DPW Street Challenge

5 x 7 inches, Oil on Board

The first time I tried to paint this challenge,  turned out to be a scraper.  Then a couple of days flew by without being able to get easel time.  I'm pleased with this attempt.

I'm just getting my feet wet painting urban scenes and I never thought I'd put much effort into painting cars.  But I've found that I like doing both.

Years ago, I cut my painting teeth on old barns.  Back then, I was new to rural life and totally entranced by the many wonderful old barns and beautiful country views of my neighborhood.   

I'm so glad I found Daily Paintworks and joined the daily painting movement.  Because now, I can paint in the studio or out.  The goal is to start and complete a painting every day.  For me M- F.  The resulting paintings sell easier because they are smaller and easy to build on for the collector.

I have grown so much since starting the practice of daily painting.  I recommend it to artists who want to build a body of work and those who are willing to do what it takes to grow in their skills.


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