Being a teacher often brings awareness to strange dates and observances. Pi Day is one of those things - 3.14. Every year, I think about one of my favorite artists on Pi Day - Wayne Thiebaud. If you don't know his work, this video is a wonderful glimpse into his motivation, his work, and his success.
Here's my take on pie for pi day. My favorite, key lime, and Gary's favorite, pumpkin. Both are the same size - maybe 11"x11" - I'm honestly not sure, I just grabbed some spare board and went to work.
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