Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Give Thanks"

(unavailable....4" x 6".....on Fabriano 140lb. CP....mounted on masonite)

"Give thanks in all things." (I Thessalonians 5: 18) This is one of many 4" x 6" pieces I have been creating for an upcoming exhibit called "Poetic Collections". Save the date for October 4th. That date marks the Opening Reception. Check out the website for complete information. (pactofaustin.com)

This particular size is a good one for creating small works and test driving any new techniques you are interested in before committing to a larger work. Today's piece is actually a cropped portion of a larger work that was not totally successful. It is a watercolor created on Fabriano 140lb. CP. It will now be mounted on masonite.

The idea of creating artwork on a daily basis is a stepping stone to improving skill level and then having the fortitude to try larger things. In fact, today's article from Artist's Daily is all about the idea of creating a page each day in an art journal. The following link will give you the complete article which is quite inspirational. (artists-newsletter@artists-hub.com) You can actually sign up to receive this everyday if you're interested. A range of topics are covered and books are offered at a reasonable price.

I can attest to the fact that daily blogging has taken me to new places in my art journey. My friend Sue, also began blogging at app. the same time and she has a similar story about her work. Check out her blog at (http://susancosta.wordpress.com/)

However, if blogging is a bit too intimidating, an art journal is definitely a more "user friendly" way of creating your work on a daily basis. Whatever you decide, it is absolutely true that repetitive practice elevates skill level. The water is warm so jump right in! And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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