I produced this small painting last night in response to Ria Hills "Shoot and Paint Challenge". As it was for July and the celebration of Independence Day the American flag was central to the theme.
Watercolour 20cm x 20cm
I find that taking part in the various challenges set on art blogs can be a great way to widen my experience and tackle subjects which I would not normally choose to paint. I often look at the topic and think "I don't fancy that one" but give it a go anyway. If it were easy it wouldn't be a challenge would it! The outcome is not intended to be an exhibition piece but the activity itself is the important part - a little "art training" which we all need if we are to develop our skills.