Monday, January 16, 2006
I've been inspired by a link that rdl sent me a while ago. It's to an artist named Duane who has committed himself to do a painting a day. I elected to receive his daily email and I'm impressed. The paintings are really good. Great drawing, composition and nuance. In my last painting class which ended December 20th the painting group started to talk about the all important painting every single day if ya wanna be good and we all do. I want to try and get a painting a day type blog going to support each other. One thing about painting is that if you don't paint often you get 'rusty', for real. So, the idea is.. do it everyday, it doesn't take that much time and you'll get really good and have more successes than clunkers. Here's the one I did today. It's a 5"x7". It's not quite finished so I'll do that in the morning. I prefer to paint in daylight rather than by incandescent light. By the way, if it's a clunker just let it go. It takes miles of canvas to be good. Hmmmmm I just previewed my post and found that I can't turn my photo. Here is THE lesson in abstract art. That being ,does this painting stand up design wise? Would you hang it over your couch if it were a Picasso? I'll post the finished painting soon.