As the days of this project go on I am finding it more and more difficult to chose a location to paint kachina. The endlessness of the possibilities is a bit too limitless for me. I actually drew an entire image on this board before deciding I hated the composition and erasing the entire board to start over.
I'm just a bit past midway on this project so I will restate my goals and gauge my success thus far. As I see it, the purpose of this project was
A side result of this project: I find that I enjoy painting reflective surfaces. I would normally avoid such things as the idea of having to paint not only an image but also the reflection of that image in another surface felt like too challenging a task. But, surprisingly, my favorite pieces are those that include a reflective surface. I've always appreciated the work of Janet Fish so perhaps the next series of one a days will follow the life of a reflective object...
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