30 Days of Watercolour

30 Days of Watercolour - student project

**Update: Completed Project!

30 Days of Watercolour - image 1 - student project

30 Days of Watercolour - image 2 - student project

August 1st is finally here and day one of my #30DaysofWatercolour challenge is up on my blog! Click to find out more about today's #watercolour and comment to let me know what you think.

30 Days of Watercolour - image 3 - student project

Join me during the hot Japanese summer holidays. From August 1st to the 31st, I'll be painting the world around me each day.

Step 1: What is your project going to be?

I'll be painting one watercolour illustration a day for 30 days to build a fun and personal body of work.

Step 2: What will your daily deliverable be?

I'll be posting one painting a day or a photo of a painting in progress. (Depending on the complexity of a painting it may take two days to complete. If this happens, I'll post a photo of the work in progress.)

Step 3: When will you find time to fit in the time to paint?

I'm an ALT (assistant language teacher) here in Japan so even though it's the school summer holidays, I'll still be at school. I'll have plenty of time to sketch and paint at my desk. I've also taken leave for my 1st wedding anniversary so I'll get to paint as I go.

Step 4: How will you keep motivated and accountable for 30 days?

I have a few fun ways to keep track of my project's progress which keeps me engaged, so I'll be using my 30 Day Progress Map, see below. I also plan to blog and post on social media everyday.

30 Days of Watercolour - image 4 - student project

Step 5: What will you do for the first 10 Days?

I've decided to only plan for the first 5 days, I'd rather it be spontaneous.

   Day 1 –
Something I've been itching to paint! An octopus tentacle from my supermarket.

   Day 2 – Naoshima, art island day 1 – Red Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama.

   Day 3 – Naoshima, art island day 2 - 1st wedding anniversary! Wedding rings.

   Day 4 – Naoshima, art island day 3 - Yellow Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama.

   Day 5 - Train station sign. My Japanese home town.

Step 6: Why is this important to you?

I've only been painting for 3 months so I hope to improve my painting skills and build a body of work that has a personal touch.^___^) v

Kelly-Ann Pieterse

Trying to learn something new everyday.