Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Daily Painting Practice - Tis the time to reflect
I have not been posting my daily practice paintings as often as usual because this is the time of year I slow down and do a lot of thinking and planning. Reflection is a much needed exercise for me. I need to set goals for next year or I get lost in doing what comes easy and not doing what I need to do.
To start me off in the right direction for the new year, my art studio designer/wife and I cleaned and rearranged the studio. (It was a disaster) But now I have room to think. I hardly ever meet these new year goals but I like to set them anyway. Sort of a tune-up exercise before setting off on a new adventure. One of my first thoughts is to look back and review some old habits. (this can get very ugly) Sometimes it can be hard to limit the areas that I need work on. One habit I know I have had forever is starting paintings and not completing them. Here are a few I gave up on and put in the closet.
Cats are fun to paint but for some reason I lost my interest in this guy.
Here's another that got shoved in the "Never to be seen again" pile.
I know it would only take a little attention and I could finish these. So that is one decision for '08.... Finish these two and make a vow to the art gods to finish what I start.
Here is my new model encouraging me and giving me her best Outdoor Life pose.