24/30 January Painting | “Stacking Books”

Day 24, 30 paintings in 30 days. I’d prefer to post finished pictures, but this one’s kind of a doozy, and it’s not going to get done tonight. I think I should get credit, though, for painting tonight, don’t you? The thing with stacks and stacks of books is that they’re cool to look at… Read More »

23/30 January Painting | “What Does It Mean?”

Day 23, 30 paintings in 30 days. I spent the day feeling confused and concerned. This is something a dictionary can’t solve. I’m still left wondering, “What does it mean?” P.S. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings is “writing”. You might also like:4/30 January… Read More »

21&22 /30 January Painting | “Speak Out”

Day 21 & 22, 30 paintings in 30 days. I did participate in the Women’s March yesterday. It was, overall, a tremendously gratifying and uplifting event, where I felt solidarity, hope, and possibility for the future. Will anything come out of it? No, not if the individuals who participated go back to their homes and… Read More »

19&20 /30 January Painting | “Love & Hate”

Day 19 & 20, 30 paintings in 30 days. Some art is raw and edgy. These two are the rawest, edgiest paintings I’ve ever done. For me, today, this piece has multiple meanings. See process and final, below. I started with one blank canvas, and one that had leftover paint from another project smeared on… Read More »

18/30 January Painting | “Sharpened”

Day 18, 30 paintings in 30 days. I have a lot of memories of busting a gut laughing with my siblings as we were growing up. One such memory has to do with a parable about taking time out to renew and re-energize. We were in the van, listening to a motivational book on tape,… Read More »

17/30 January Painting | “Erasing”

Day 17, 30 paintings in 30 days. How do you find the time to get the things done you want to do? You find the time. It’s hard to find something you’re not looking for, so in order to find it, you first have to look for it. I wondered how I would manage to get… Read More »

16/30 January Painting | “Manuscript”

Day 16, 30 paintings in 30 days. Maybe you’ve already figured it out. You’re smart like that! Yes, this is actually the last piece of a 4-piece painting (also known as a tetraptych)! It was really fun to paint, and I like how all the pieces turned out individually as well. The thing I’m not… Read More »

15/30 January Painting | “The Editing Never Ends”

Day 15, 30 paintings in 30 days. The painting went quickly today. Done before 3:00 p.m.! That hasn’t happened to me yet during this challenge! You may feel like this one is quite familiar already, if you paid attention to my post yesterday. Well, the editing is never done…. so yes, another painting of Editing—“The Editing Never… Read More »

13&14 /30 January Painting | “Editing”

Day 13 & 14, 30 paintings in 30 days. A long holiday weekend, starting with a half-day of work yesterday, and no work on Monday! Most would think that means tons of time for painting. Yes, and tons of time for other things, too! Like a meeting with an artist who I may be helping… Read More »

12/30 January Painting | “Card Catalog”

Day 12, 30 paintings in 30 days. I’m learning that I don’t have time for much else in the evenings after work besides painting. Trying not to overextend myself or my commitments. I got home from work today, expecting to get several other things done besides the painting. But… I walked in the door and felt… Read More »

11/30 January Painting | “Add New Post”

Day 11, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” This one was tedious. Good practice, let’s call it. I’m both proud of it and disheartened by it. I think it’s obvious what it is (at least… Read More »

10/30 January Painting | “Chalkboard”

Day 10, 30 paintings in 30 days. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings will be “writing.” You’d be surprised at how hard it is to paint a realistic-looking chalkboard with eraser marks. I know, I should have just used chalkboard paint, and real… Read More »