Pleinapril Adventures, The End
Looking at the last few paintings and reflecting on the challenge itself
Happy May everyone! With a sombre mood I declare my pleinapril challenge is finished. It was a busy but fulfilling month filled with beautiful views, capricious weather, and big paint spills. (Rip to my paint bag that now looks like it has a bloodstain)
If you missed the previous posts, check out PART ONE and PART TWO
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Thank you for coming on this incredible adventure with me and following along with every post made in this series. It means so much to see all your comments and joyous reactions to my little paintings. While this series is finished, the challenge has inspired me to keep this practice up. There is so much to learn from plein air painting that I had forgotten, and I am excited to see where my illustrations will go with all this work under my belt. Plus getting to work with gouache again sparks so much joy!
With that said, please enjoy the final Pleinapril pieces! Since the last few days of April were kind of gross there is a nice mix of in person and photo reference.
AND WITH THAT, THE MONTH IS OVER! Thank you again for following this journey along with me! It is so satisfying to see all the paintings come together. May your May be filled with warm days, art making of some kind, and good food!
If you’re interested in purchasing one of these paintings email me at email@example.com with the painting # and your mailing address (venmo, paypal and/or check is accepted). All paintings will be $100 and 50% of the profits will go to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit specializing in helping LGBTQ youth.
If you’re looking for something wholesome to watch, my partner and I have been enjoying the anime, Skip and Loafer, which is a slice of life story about a girl named Mitsumi who moves from the countryside to attend a prestigious high school in Tokyo where she finds supportive and unique friends as she struggles to get used to her new life. If you’re not an anime person, I recommend the manga which is available in many bookstores and libraries.