|This was the painting that started it all...|
I guess you can say the "Daily Painters" movement is somewhat recent. Some of these painters are organized and have their own groups and websites where they share and promote their work.
The basic premise is that you need to paint and post very often. These guidelines help shape the resulting work, in the sense that it is usually small format and painted with lots of energetic and quick strokes. When I started this blog, those were some of my own concerns, so you can tell the concept resonated with me.
Unfortunately, being a full time student allows me little time to commit to put out "Daily Painting" material on top of what I usually do. But it is something that I'm very excited to pursue in the near future.
These last seascape paintings I have done are an example of that. During this current school "break", I decided to crank up the painting schedule (even though I am still technically taking online classes and working on school projects) to see how many hours a day I could commit to paint these little works. I genuinely think that with the proper time management, I can pull it off.
So, when I finish school after the summer, I intend to paint more of these little paintings. I think I will stick to landscapes, but I am not sure. I hope that these little and affordable works will be successful, so I can keep painting them. I love the way they contribute to help me loosen up and go back to the level I had when I finished art school, five years ago. I was painting so often back then...
It's not like I got worse over the years, but I did get a little stiff. It is time to stretch those paintings muscles!