Underneath II

Well, it has been a peach of a year.  The #paint52 Challenge has come to an end. Not counting one Twitter Art Exhibit painting and a commission shown above, I realized that I not only completed 52 paintings but 53.

What have I learned from this challenge?


Honor your word; it’s not just for you but for others as well.

Challenges can invigorate you.

Reward yourself often.

Set manageable goals and ones that can be measured.

Goals are not an end it iself, enjoy the process or it isn’t worth it.

Telling your goals out loud makes you accountable.

You may have more talent than you realize.

Others are watching you, even though it may not be apparent.

The more you paint the easier it becomes.

One challenge leads to another.

Completing a challenge gives you credibility.

A great sense of accomplishment can come from succeeding in a challenge.

You can’t do it alone.

It takes a village.


I want to thank you all for your support, without you it wouldn’t have been the same.   I especially appreciate everyone who has left a comment, a suggestion, or observation.  I learned from what you had to say.

*Giclees can be purchased of above painting “Underneath II”, please contact me for prices.

 *All art from Janet Vanderhoof’s Fine Art Gallery, maybe seen in Janet’s studio at Morgan Hill, CA.   You may purchase through contacting my email jvander51@msn.com or phone (408) 460-7237.  Thank you!