6 x 6"
oil on panel
I mentioned I finally updated the section of my website that features my small, daily paintings and realized I was short two to total 500. That amazed me - 500. I started painting those in January of 2006 before I painted full-time, before I joined galleries, before I ever imagined I could make a living as an artist. I started a blog on the very day I painted my first one - a fairly new thing back then.
If you do the math, I painted 500 in the span of about 2,675 days - so although my intentions were to make it a daily exercise, in between, I painted hundreds of others for galleries - not to mention life happens and sometimes I just don't paint.
The best thing that comes out of these small pieces is practice. I discovered subjects I thought I had no interest in. I got feedback thru the years of what strikes an interest in others. I experimented with different ground colors. It's liberating in many ways to just paint for a couple of hours and accomplish something.
Try it. Get some small canvases or panels, buy some paint, take some photos of all different things or set up a still-life. Buy one of Brett's Tabletop Easels or Altereasels and set up a place just for you. You've got nothing to lose and you'll enjoy it.
Oh yeah, the raven. I spotted him watching over the beach on Hilton Head Island.
~ For now, go barbeque something and have a great holiday.