Well, I have done every one of the challenges and what fun I have had. Spending time deciding how to do each challenge took nearly as long as the painting of them. They were all so very different. I did stick to watercolours though. On recollection perhaps I should have dug out my hardly used oils or pastels.
Challenge 5 - was suggested by Martine Weare on facebook. Spring colours. Thought I'd try flowers, as this really is a challenge for me. It reminded me why I don't like doing flowers. They have been reworked, gone muddy, been washed out, salt added just because I could, rubbed out with my new magic eraser etc. etc. I was so frustrated I can't tell you, but I sort of got there in the end.
Challenge 6 - Was silly half hour. Lyndi Lou Lou on facebook suggested Yupo paper and a self portrait. As you can see my original photograph had been airbrushed, so I look really attractive. Got the odd spot or two but that's the only blemish. I found you can't go back into Yupo with more paint without disturbing what is already on this plastic surface.
Challenge 7 - Mike suggested that I sit and paint what I see out of the window. So that is what I did. Didn't spend ages on this as the sun was in and out so wanted to get some shadows.
And there endeth my Easter Marathon. I enjoyed it that much that if the same situation arises next Easter I will do it all again. With a little help from my friends.
Thanks to those who took part. You have made my Easter Bank Holiday very, very enjoyable and I have painted things I would never have thought of myself.