Can you believe it? January is already over, I know many people felt like it was never going to end! I’m excited at the progress that have been made towards my goal of creating a painting a week. Though some have not been my absolute favourite, it is important to know that you can create bad art or a piece you simple do not like. Just getting out of your system can be an artistic release of its own. Many people are focused on making it the best painting it can be at all times, but making mistakes and making a bad piece can help you grow as an artist. It will teach you what ways to hold our brush, what paint consistency to use and so much more. My point being, bad is good!
This month I was able to create four paintings, which is right on target.
This deer has been named Darius, he is a new piece to an old series and fits in perfectly with the others. Darius is suspended in a pool of teal, blue and white geometrics with a rich mahogany wood grain peaking out behind.
These little guys are part of a colour test for an upcoming full scale series of mine. Above is George! An easy name to give him with the curious twist of his head.
While the little bear above is not one of my favourites from this month, it was good to understand what I feel makes a striking piece. The yellow seen in these pieces works beautifully with the black bears.
These two wolves are slightly off my usual work as they do not have a candy coloured contrasting background. And that’s where I think this piece falls short.
February is upon us and I am gearing up to create four new pieces, if not more! Stay tuned as my painting a week journey continues.