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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Introducing DAILIES

To improve one must experiment, explore and practice, practice, practice!

I try to present myself with regular challenges to enable my growth as an artist. I have the urge to paint, draw or sketch daily but often life can prevent such urges from taking form. Not enough time, not sure what to paint, which subject to choose...All are aspects that can bring one to stand still.

My aim with my dailies is to produce something...anything...on a daily basis aside from my larger works and commission pieces. Unlike my sketchbooks, my dailies will be 'finished' pieces of work, constructed in a small space of time. I hope they will enable me to create art with none of the above limitations, work from life on a regular basis using subjects found in my everyday life, experiment with colour, composition, technique and work in the assortment of mediums I now own. They will also provide a portfolio of my work available at affordable prices.

When time is limited?...I hope to still produce something to meet with this time gap, which I am sure will provide challenges in itself and benefit me in ways I have yet to experience.

When time is impossible?...well, some days are just like that! I've no intention of making promises I cannot keep, neither am I interested in creating pressures for myself that will take the creativity away from what I do.

Here are the Dailies I managed to make time for this week:

22 January 2007 - Oil -13x8"

23 January 2007 - Acrylic - 8x9"

24 January 2007 - Charcoal

25 January 2007 - Oil -5x7"


"Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigour's of the mind." - Leonardo da Vinci


Robyn Sinclair said...

This is a great idea, Anita. So many delightful pieces of work here. I wish I had more time to browse and comment. Good luck with the oils too. I am terrified of them! ciao robyn

Anita Davies (Chair) said...

Hi Robyn
Thanx for taking the time to pop and leave your kind words. Oils are indeed a challenge but one I am enjoying!