I recently read a fictional character's take on the inclusion of death, of decay, in the work of Dutch still life painters. I hope viewers look at my work and realize I'm not obsessed with death, with morbidity, with sadness; but rather that I'm acknowledging the preciousness of being alive and of living fully. Every time I work in a bunny I am thankful for the opportunity to capture the moment and thoughts of sadness never crosses my mind.
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
The usual Subjects