Show Horse – Day 28


“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” -Albert Camus

Show Horse Day 28 - 30 day challenge acrylics 8x10 birch panel

Show Horse
Day 28 – 30 day challenge
8×10 birch panel


This 30 day challenge has given me the opportunity to try things I wouldn’t ordinarily try. It’s been freeing to paint with no objective. And out of the 28 days so far, there are only 4 paintings, I personally would keep. It’s interesting that part of this challenge was to post the work each day — so I wouldn’t be able to paint and not show anyone — that would create a different mind-set and way of working. Finishing a painting each day — even a small piece is a balance of learning to paint quickly and painting without worry of criticism, because I still knew I would need to show this work each day. It’s like opening my personal journal/sketchbook — showing you ideas that I haven’t given a chance to fully develop, yet. It’s taken a great deal of courage.

I really appreciate all the comments and positive feedback. Only two more paintings to go. Whew.

“Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I’m given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision.” ˆ-Kiki Smith


About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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2 Responses to Show Horse – Day 28

  1. Katie says:

    🙂 I’m so happy to see you’re still doing the challenge, Judy.

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