Day 28 - 9/8/13
This is the first image that was not created in one "sitting" - I actually paint standing, but whatever...
I drew it and then went to dinner.
Upon returning home, I started painting with exactly one hour to spare before the start of Breaking Bad - the only TV show I am currently watching.
The Sunday Night Football game was also on during the painting...
I literally ran back and forth from the painting to the TV during commercial breaks to wrap this one up. It is admittedly a bit rushed, which is a shame because I am fond of the composition. This one will get added to the pile of paintings that could be improved with a bit more time.
Despite the rush, I am glad I got to take a break and paint tonight. I spent the entirety of the last 48 hours working on "school stuff" - be it college or middle school. September is a busy month - another reason why I should have finished this project in AUGUST.
Day 27 - 9/2/13
Day 26 - 9/1/13
A month is 30 or 31 days. At minimum, a month is 28 days. So, I will keep painting until I have a minimum of 28 kachinas - but hopefully until I have 31. It is unfortunate that I was unable to paint for 28 or 30 or 31 days consecutively, and I did state that my goal was to paint "every day", but life got in the way and thus the goal must be modified.
I had time today and I had motivation so I painted. Another fairly simple image (I like these the best) and another composition that is very centralized - thus not so successful. I'm starting to wonder if part of the centralizing issue stems from the fact that I am using square structures....
I found a random set of oils while cleaning out my office/studio closet and have been using them for the last two paintings. They are not as nice a quality as my normal oils - Windsor & Newton Winton Oils - and they smell funny. I have no clue where they came from and I am slightly worried that they are those stupid water-soluable oils that some high school art programs use. If that is the case, it could explain why they don't react as nicely as my normal paints - especially when thinned.
Lora Marie Durr
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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