Wednesday, February 1, 2017

NaMoPaiMo day one

Today was the first official day of NaMoPaiMo. To celebrate, I broke out the acrylics...
and base coated my medallion. 
I was not alone. 
Photo by Jay Alexander
Hobbyists across the world were painting with me.
Photo by Hazel Vickers, New Zealand.
While most of us were working on base coats...
Photo by Gianna Fanelli
a few people were trying out new materials and techniques...
Photo by Barrie Getz
Of course, not everyone has actually reached the painting stage. Some people are still choosing a victim,
Photo by Hilary Schwafel
Horse and photo by Becca Brooks
Horse and photo by Taylor Ouzts
and priming.
Horse and photo by Julia Bultema
A few people are making this look easy.
Photo by Taylor Trent
Others report issues.
Ellie Lennard: Not having much luck getting started!
Replacement airbrush not working, appaloosa spots gone wrong, mum on YouTube looking for airbrush help... pffffff is it bed time yet?
NaMoPaiMo Champion of the Day is Australia's Karen Giesbrecht.
As you can see, her Orion resin is all but done. 
 She writes: Here is mine. It is a portrait of Classic Art. This is a horse I bred thirty two years ago. I sold him at age three to a mother and daughter. They took him to an A grade show jumping level and were very successful. They still have him, and he is thirty two now. 💕This will be a personal piece.
Awesome work, Karen, and everyone else. NaMoPaiMo is off to a great start. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!


  1. NaMoPaiMo mission of the day: Base coat.
    Mission accomplished. ;)