Yup, I’ve said it before, but now, with one day before lift-off, the nerves are really trying to get the better of me.
Who am I kidding? They’ve been working a number on me all week.
So here, in an attempt to remind myself WHY I’m taking on 125 paintings in 25 days, I present the reasons I’m going to fling myself out of the nest of safety, comfort, and familiarity and into the abyss of painting madness:
- For starters, I want to build a better habit of creating my art more consistently. Fact is, each day I paint consecutively builds on the last painting experience and this can only lead to faster improvement. Faster is better, right?
- Painting consistently also helps to keep those creative juices flowing, so I want to see how that shows up in my art and how it might impact other areas of my life.
- Painting five paintings in the same day with the same theme (working in a series) will help further develop my skills as an artist. With that kind of volume, how can it not?!
- Painting in a series (5 paintings in one theme) provides the collector with a cohesive body of work. At 6″x6″, the paintings are small, but when framed and/or displayed together, they encompass a larger area of wall space and look fantastic over a couch (above image), over a bed, in a wet bar, hung vertically, horizontally, or even in a square on any wall (in which case you’ll have an extra one to hang somewhere else or give as a gift = BONUS!)
- Buying original art (from any artist) is a fun thing to do and adds more value to one’s decor than buying a print, so I want to help people start or add to their art collection in an affordable way.
Yeah, those are pretty good reasons to forge ahead. 😉 And if you have any other thoughts on why this is a good idea, I’d love to see them in the comments below.
Thank you to those who have sponsored a day of my challenge! There are still some days left. Click HERE for the “how-to” if you’d like to add to or start your collection or just support my work.
As nervous as I am about what the next month will bring, I can’t wait to start on Monday and I’m looking forward to painting and sharing with you!