OK, it is almost the last minute of the first day of the new year. In my first attempt of no longer procrastinating, I will take this scary step and finally create a blog for my artistic journey AGAIN.
As a first post I should perhaps list my new year's resolutions, plans and goals, etc. But... Well, baby steps first, since my first attempt of creating a daily painting blog failed miserably years ago. For now, I just want to make a promise to myself -- I will try to finish two paintings every week in average, posting them every Wednesday and Saturday of a week, and list them on my Daily Paintworks gallery page for sale. But the most important part of the promise is -- I will try to post everyday here the progress in my studio, even if it is slow as snail's race. I will share the works in progress of my smaller work for online sale, as well as the "grander" attempts of larger pieces for entering juried shows. I will also post the studies I do as a means of self-improvement, including master-copies of past and present artist's work I greatly admire (of course, with acknowledgement to the original authors), and drawing exercises, sketch group works and work done in classes/workshops under the guidance of a master artist.
So, the first piece I will share here is one that I have created in 2011, which will be in the 2012 Richeson 75 Small Works show.
High Summer Dream, Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper, 10"h x 14"w, 2012 #1