Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Meeting the challenge

This Blog is a way for me to make and keep a commitment to myself to produce a painting everyday for a year! I have started a 40/40 Challenge with my students. 40/40 Challenge is to produce 40 paintings in 40 days. This is a way for us to develop work discipline by producing a painting each night regardless. By making the time to paint, our growth as artists will unfold as we learn to observe the shapes, color relationships with highlights and shadows and arrangement of our subjects.

On January 21st, I did my first small scale painting of a still life in my living room. The lighting was soft and produced interesting textures on the background wall. Since I normally paint on a larger scale, painting on a smaller scale is a challenge for me. As I continue to paint on the small scale, I hope to adapt to the challenges inherit in small paintings.

Feel free to give me some feedback as one of my goals is to develop a more personal style that reflects my inner spirit. I am applying to Graduate studies at a Fine Arts College on the east coast and need to develop my painting techniques but also to find my Voice as an artist.

Hope you enjoy the paintings!


DeBee said...

Congratulations on getting your blog up and running! I saw the painting in person today and loved it! You are so talented. I can't wait to see more.

Judy Irene said...

Thanks Debee... Its my first time doing a blog! a bit different than developing a website. Thanks for comment..


katie said...

for a medium such as acrylic it is a nice piece and in time you will learn all of its advantages and drawbacks. much love Judy your sis.