There comes a point in all our lives when work takes on too large a part of life. That has been my experience of late. The only saving grace in my current state of being over worked is that art is a part of work. I hate when the only art I make is sample art for middle school lessons, but at the same time, I am thankful that my job allows for me to make something - even when that something is less than my usual effort.
The two photos I've included in this post represent a watercolor still life I worked on during a few class periods while the student teacher instructed the class and a collage sample inspired by the donut painting I made a few months ago. The still life was created using water color and was primarily done to support the VIP (high school senior classroom volunteer) who was working on her own watercolor still life at the time. She is a really great kid - hopes to be an art educator when she "grows up" and I believe she will be amazing! Her portfolio is a bit small at the moment so we are working on quick projects that can boost her numbers and her "wow" factor.
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