6″ x 6″ oil on canvas
Continuing with quick studies, this is a can of PVC glue and a pear. I was trying to think of something this could be a metaphor for but, the fact is, I only chose the objects for the colors.
This may be the last post I make this year so some summing up is in order. I started this blog this year in March after stumbling across Russell Stutler’s website documenting his sketches of Tokyo. Over the year I’ve posted 85 paintings and sketches. I filled 4 sketchbooks including a travel journal. I did my first plein air oil paintings, joined a plein air painting group, attended 2 workshops, participated in 2 World Wide Sketchcrawls and began attending a life drawing group.
I’ve become acquainted with quite a few brilliant, generous and encouraging artist/bloggers and learned from and watched them grow as artists with great pleasure.
I began this blog, after a long hiatus from art making, thinking that I would use it to support myself in developing a habit of sketching. That mission has been accomplished. (I feel naked if I go out without a sketchbook now.) It’s gone far beyond that though, as I’ve started to include oil painting and other media and making art has again become a very large part of my life, as I had always intended it to be.
Looking over my work, it’s clear to me that I’ve grown substantially as an artist and, most importantly, since it’s the point of all this for me, I had a blast doing it all.
Thank you to all the artists and art lovers who’ve visited and taken the time to leave a comment or suggestion and to all the artists sharing their work and enthusiasm. I’m excited about what next year will bring.
Happy (and please, a more peaceful) New Year to all!