Some days, you hit nothing but home runs. Other days, you strike out. I feel like this one is a strike out. I think I will blame John and the Yankees for today's self described failure. (I know this is silly. I am to blame for this craptastic image and I should not try to toss that off on anyone else.)
I blame John because he keeps telling me to be daring and push this idea. In an attempt to be daring, I put kachina in an odd place - on the ledge of a rod that hangs from an award frame displaying dog show ribbons. That's odd alright, but the composition feels wrong. I do not know where I went wrong but I do know that I dislike this one more than any of the others.
Now, the Yankees... My studio is also the office in the house - totally not ideal. Gary had set up shop on his computer in the office prior to me deciding it was time to paint. He was diligently working on his school's website and listening to the Yankee game when I entered the room. I don't like baseball. I blame the Yankees for throwing off my "game" today because their goofy announcers. I'm used painting in silence and the cheers and cheesy sponsor announcements were a total distraction.
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