Friday, January 01, 2016

Day 1 - Beauty -Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge

Day 1 of the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days starts TODAY!

"I look to art to soothe my soul, to allow me to escape from that which disturbs my peace with a visit for a moment with something of beauty." -Robert Sesco, artist

My first mini art painting titled "Beauty":

by Retta Stephenson

4x4 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas
 includes it's own FREE wooden 
mini display easel and 
FREE shipping in the continental US


My goal is to offer an uplifting series. It's my hope that these mini art paintings will bring a bit of joy and encouragement.

These little paintings are being sold on a first come first served basis, so anyone interested please email me at with any questions. If you'd like to have one for your very own,  simply click on the Button above (you don't need a Paypal account).

I hope you enjoy following along on this adventure. I'll try my best to complete all 30 paintings. There are no challenge "rules" as to how many you must paint. The true goal is just to paint MORE. But, I'm going to give it my all, and see if I can paint all 30! And it helps they are mini art! :-D

If you are an artist and would like to join in, you can jump in at any time. Here is the link to the artist who leads these adventures: Leslie Saeta's site for Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days.  

Happy painting,


PS: I invite you to watch my daily Facebook posts for photos of these mini art paintings,  HERE. 


  1. Good to meet you through the 30in30. You are off to a great start. Love your theme of painting on plaid! And you bunny is adorable!

    1. Thank you, Sandy, this is my first time doing the 30in30 challenge. So glad to meet you!

  2. Love that background on that handsome bunny. See you on more paintings of 30 in 30!

    1. Thank you, Pattie. I had no idea plaids were harder to paint than bunnies!! :-D

  3. Very eye catching. Love the bunny!

    1. Thank you so much, Janet. :-)

  4. The plaid is a great idea...may I just say you paint ding-dang good bunnies!

    1. Thank you, Margaret.

      Growing up, my Mom raised rabbits, and then early in our marriage Jim and I also raised Rex rabbits. I love bunbuns!

      I picked plaids for a nostalgic reason. As a teen I remember the popularity of Madras plaids. Though I have to admit, I had no idea they would be so hard for me to paint! The bunnies are easier for me to paint than those "left brain logical" plaids, ha ha ha!