I’m definitely at the reluctant stage of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge: “I’m so tired. Can’t I just skip one day? I so much would love to have a break from painting every night. Why am I doing this?”. Funny thing is once I sit down to paint all these thoughts fly away and I completely loose track of time.

Last night to overcome the reluctance I decided to give myself the freedom to simply play with the watercolour, splash it about, let it do its own thing. I started putting the colour on the wet paper without any preliminary drawing and as the paper dried I kept on adding more and more paint, defining shapes, enjoying the process of seeing what will appear.
Watercolour of primroses

Primroses painted with Winsor & Newton watercolour on Fabriano cold pressed watercolour paper (12.5 x 18 cm)

Today I’ll need to paint the 10th painting and once it is done I’ll be one-third through the challenge. Somehow knowing this makes it easier to keep on going.