Life is in the details…

In 21 Day Painting Challenge, Painting by Zoe Nathan2 Comments

I just bought a bunch of very fine pointed brushes for detail, and didn’t think to bring them with me for the occasion of my first painting of the series! Alas, it probably is the only reason I can credit for finishing a painting, satisfactorily or not! (Those of you who know me can attest that I can get a bit obsessive over detail. So being forced to retreat from it can be useful!) Here it is, (click on it to enlarge photo): Not the most impressive painting of my career, but I may cheat a little and touch it up later on… You can see a bunch of paintings in the background, half of which are not finished. I think finishing unfinished paintings may just be my next blog adventure! Nice to have support when your pulling an red-eye work schedule! Rob took these photos when I was just starting. Thanks, and tune in for tomorrow’s painting!


  1. Hi Zoe!

    Your challenge is an inspiration.
    We can think of so many things to do, little tasks that fill
    our time, that take us away from what truly makes us happy:

    I am proud of you and love the concept and work thus far.
    Are you making all the paintings at your parents home?

    And yes, I’d love to track the progress of the “finish unfinished paintings” blog. But this fresh start must be rewarding.

    You go girl!


  2. i really like it. the yellow with the skin tone… looks good, and then the black vail… great contrast. it looks strong. i was wondering about the light source though. it seems like the bottom of her is more lit than the top. if that is so, what’s the “motivation” for the light? is it a lamp on the floor? hmm… maybe i’m thinking too much into cinematography… anyway, my brother is also a painter. he has never gone to art school either (i wish he would) but he is naturally talented in that area… like you, and so, it’s fun watching you do this for yourself. maybe i’ll share with him what you are doing so he can be inspired to do more art. you look great zoe… with highlights and all.. who is taking these pictures?

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