I've got a plan!
I started the 4x4 landscapes as studies to ease myself into this unfamiliar and uncomfortable genre. Just like the other daily series I've created - kachinas, little birds, bunnies - I find myself enjoying the work as a single piece - not as multiples on a theme. I've always wanted to see each series hung together as a single piece but stopped myself to avoid hours of nail hole patching and paint touch-ups... But, since this series is for a show that will be hung outside of my house, I can see them all together as a single piece!
The plan is to build a large (42x42") structure - basically a giant wood panel like I paint on - and grid out 49 4x4" spaces with hooks, allowing for a 1" space between each and a 4" border around the outside edge. I will then paint 49 different landscapes to fill the panel, representing this farm at various points during the day/year. I think the end result will be really unique and stand out in a crowd of 68+ farm based pieces of art.
This has me excited for the project!
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