Tuesday, January 22, 2013

#17 Both Sides Now - Acrylic Still Life Painting

#17 of 30 Day Challenge:
Both Sides Now

5 x 7 inches
acrylic on gessobord panel

Yes, I know I am behind at this point! I think I will just see how close to 30 I can get, but knowing how many obligations I have in the next two weeks, I think it will end up being closer to 20  ;-(

I'm not going to stress about it though. I have to get ready for a few gallery shows, so I don't really have the time to do some quick little ones right now to try to get caught up.

There had been quite a bit of discussion lately about the daily painting movement and whether it is a good or bad thing. I think it really depends on the artist, and at what point in their work and career they are at. For me, it is really good discipline and it is like exercising a muscle. It is really helping me advance my skills. But then again, I don't really force myself to finish a painting in a day if I truly think it is not ready. I DO think it is important for ME to paint everyday (or close to it) and it is secondary whether or not I actually finish a piece.

Anyhow, I did miss a few days painting this weekend due to family obligations, but this one is now done and will be going to the "Reflections" exhibition at MixtMedia Gallery in Ipswich later this week.


Connie said...

This is gorgeous along with #13 and #14. I love how you capture the light on the glass and the silver bowl. You are an amazing talent.
Have a art filled fantastic day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Your new painting is stunning! I agree, I think it's important to paint everyday, but I would hate to feel, I would have to finish the painting! I don't like feeling rushed!

Debbie Shirley said...

Thank you so much Connie and Stacy!
I appreciate your looking at my work and the comments, too. Hopefully I will be able to get caught up with everyone's blogs soon.

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