Sunday, 23 June 2013

Days 17 to 22

Just one week to go and my Painting-a-Day project will be complete.  It has been very successful and a lot of fun.  Here are the paintings from 17th June through to yesterday's (22nd June):

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Half-way Through the Month

I have made it to Day 16 now and very pleased I have managed to paint every day, even if it means getting up early and/or staying up late to wash brushes!

Did I show you my nifty drying rack for the 6x6" boards? 

Whatdya mean it looks remarkably like a DVD rack on it's back?

I tried to photograph all of the paintings at the half-way mark (Day 15), but had lighting issues, so did a Photoshop compilation instead:

Here is today's painting:

I am really enjoying this project, I am learning a lot, trying out new things and generally working outside my comfort zone.

Friday, 7 June 2013

One Week

Day Seven is here and I am pleased that I am managing to continue to work on these every day, despite other distractions/commitments.  The longer daylight hours have certainly helped, I have got up early and finished late on some occasions. 

Here are days five, six and seven, all the small format, 6x6" of course:

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Continuing the Painting-a-Day Project

I have to confess, I am a slow painter.  Working every day on a small painting gives me the chance to actually complete small pieces much faster than I would normally.

Sunday, just day two, it suddenly dawned on me that this was 30 days working with no time off! The sun was shining and I wanted to be out in it.  Fortunately at this time of the year, I get up early and go to bed late, so there was time to do both.

Here are days 2,3 and 4:

I am really enjoying this project - I am making an effort to be looser with my paintings, to express atmosphere, feelings and fleeting impressions.  I wonder what the paintings will be like on day 30, will I have learned anything?  I hope so.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

June Painting-a-Day Challenge

For all 30 days of June, I am producing a painting every day, just 6"x6" and as today is the 1st, here is today's painting:

"Like Coming Home", oil on board.

Much to my amazement and delight, not only did I finish it today, but it has also sold today - what a great start!