100 meadows project | 81-100

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting33 Comments

Well, the 100 meadows project has come to an end!  When I first started, I didn’t think there was any way I would make it to 100.  It’s not that I doubted my ability to discipline myself to do it, but I know that I can be easily distracted by other things that are more interesting or exciting to me … Read More

100 meadows project | 61-80

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting24 Comments

When I made the half-hearted commitment to paint 100 meadows, I didn’t think I would make it this far.  I was planning on not making it this far.  But, this challenge has been a surprise and a gift.  I never expected to see this much progress or to experience this much growth.  I didn’t know I would start to feel … Read More

100 meadows project | no. 41-60

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting29 Comments

I can’t believe I’ve made it over the halfway mark in the #100meadows project!  When I started, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t even make it this far, but now it looks like I will easily reach 100 and beyond.  I’m already thinking about what my next art challenge will be! I still have a lot to learn, but … Read More

100 meadows project | 21-40

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting28 Comments

Well, I’ve been sticking with the 100 meadows project and I do believe that I will make it to 100!  I am almost halfway there and I found myself getting emotional when I completed #40.  I have grown so much and learned so much.  This has been such a worthwhile artistic undertaking on so many levels and it has pushed … Read More

oil painting | what I’ve learned so far (pt 1)

Marian ParsonsArt, Oil Painting43 Comments

One of the things that has been so enjoyable about the 100 meadows project, is how it’s pushed me to learn a medium that, quite honestly, intimidated me.  Oil painting seemed so serious, technical, and with strict rules.  It’s for the real artists, not the aspiring ones.  And if you can even get beyond all of those notions and put … Read More

100 meadows

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Oil Painting50 Comments

Even though I’m still relatively new to “fine art” painting, I feel a pull to it on a regular basis.  I love the creative muscles I can flex when I’m working on my home, but there is something different about putting something on a blank canvas or piece of paper.  I hope to one day create a lot of art … Read More