Tons of mardi gras beads hang from my easel - I find them really beautiful and extremely tempting. Tempting because I am always tempted to add them to my composition. I love the colors and I enjoy the reflections and highlights on ach bead. Unfortunately, they are too much. Every time I add them, I regret it. I never learn from this mistake.
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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