You can see my trusty old shadow box being employed again. I like the contrast and the complimentary colors that give it a punch.
Here is a deep thought (I only have one of these a day, so pay attention)....Have you ever noticed it is actually more fun to paint with complimentary colors than not. I think there should be a government funded psychological study done as to why that is. Imagine the government spending money on learning the causes to having fun. Increase the fun budget!
oil on canvas panel
Food and art go so well together. Check out one of my new favorite blogs(Parisbreakfasts) for a real culinary treat and some eye candy.
Time to reflect and plan:
I have completed my first full month of blogging Daily Painting Practice and experimenting with selling these small practice paintings on Ebay. In all, I am overwhelmed by the response.
To date: 3550 visitors, from 31 countries.
Ebay sales: 10 (with 3 more having current bids)
Blog sales: 2
The best part for me has been corresponding with so many kindred spirits and new artists. I have to thank my friend (Darren Maurer) for introducing me to this new art community.
Plan for September:
Time to get bold here.
If I go public with goals for the coming month will it help me commit to achieving those goals? Let's find out. Here's the list:
1. Keep up the daily paintings but start painting outside of the studio.
2. Complete 1 larger painting each week for my website.
3. Complete the portrait.