I haven't been painting because this place hasn't been changing. Change takes time and only patient people see it happening. I see nothing happening so I faked this one - combining a photo my mom took and the moon I saw this morning as I drove to work. The result is inauthentic but pleasing - and isn't pleasing all anyone wants?
As a board member of Artworks Trenton, I'm excited to promote this event. But as an artist, I'm in need of your help! I always submit work to the fun-filled night of art and positivity in the capital city, but I don't know what to submit this year! Your comments will be considered in my decision, so please let me know what you would like to see in person at this year's Art All Night!
You can voice your opinion by commenting on the post for the painting you most want to see. There are many kachinas, birds, and bunnies to choose from - please scroll through and share your thoughts!
Click here for information on this year's event: ART ALL NIGHT TRENTON
My initial plan was to create 49 images of Dublin Creators Farm at 4"x4" each, mounting the lot on a 42"x42" board that is collaged with construction plans. 49 paintings does not cause me pause, it actually sounds like very few to be completed over a full year. I consulted with my friendly neighborhood shop teacher about building the base for this piece. He suggested I lay this out in paper before he started to build. Thank goodness he did because 49 paintings at 4x4 each is a really large piece and might just be overkill on the idea. As such, I have decided that 36 paintings will do the trick and be less obnoxious while achieving my desired effect.
Now, if only the farm could be planted...
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
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