I have decided to participate in the 30 in 30 Painting Challenge initiated by Leslie Byrd Saeta. I will post a watercolor painting every day during the month of September to my blog. Each painting will be 1/8 sheet of watercolor paper, approximately 6 x 10". I will be focusing on the Great Sippewissett Marsh, a large New England tidal salt marsh situated along the intertidal eastern shore of Buzzards Bay in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod. GSM is alive with a variety of shorebirds ( egrets and herons and many more!) as well as ever-changing tides and weather conditions. There are amazing views from the Shining Sea Bikeway where I have taken hundreds of photos. Most of my paintings will be inspired by these photos, although you may see a few plein aire pieces thrown in here and there, weather permitting. My goal is to commit to a painting practice each day and to explore composition and a variety of color palettes.