30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12


30in30 Day 12 (1)

Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: “Happy Are the Sad” watercolor and ink on Canson, 140 lb, 6×6


After being up super late last night waiting for layers of paint to dry, today I returned to the sketched flowers, and a simple painting at that, just a single flower with plenty of white space to write a message or greeting. My model is a sketch belonging to @art_by_.tinaFor this painting I also returned to the watercolor pencils; they look so much better than the cheap paint. As on a previous night, I created a palette by scribbling little squares of color and then lifting the pigment with my wet paintbrush. I deliberately created distinct lines between the light and dark pink, the light and dark green, and the yellow and brown. I accomplished that by puddling the darker colors on top of the light ones.

Ink = 0.3 Micron pen

Pencils used:

  • 710 Pink
  • 716 Heliotrope
  • 711 Lemon Yellow
  • 704 Brown
  • 707 Green
  • 714 Light Green


30in30 Day 12 (2)

6×6 card and matching 3×6 bookmark


Why did I chose today’s flower to go along with this verse? Because the flower is alone, and the colors are weeping. It seemed to fit.

 Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Happy Are the Sad

True comfort is of sorrow borne,
Experienced by those who mourn
Their sinful state, and cannot sleep—
Happy are they who learn to weep.

When up to greet a brand new day,
The penitent first kneels to pray
Unto the Shepherd of the sheep—
Happy are they who learn to weep.

For God will never cast aside
The ones who will in Christ abide;
Their tears within a bottle keep—
Happy are they who learn to weep.

True comfort is of sorrow borne:
Happy are they who learn to weep.


Kyrielle Sonnet
Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines divided into three quatrains and a non-rhyming couplet.

  • Each line has eight syllables, and each stanza ends with a refrain.
  • The couplet is made up of Line 1 and the refrain.
  • Rhyme scheme: AabB ccbB ddbB AB.
  • Alternate rhyme scheme: AbaB cbcB dbdB AB

If you are interested in joining the challenge, you can sign up at Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and then post and/or view the other entries at the linkup.


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