My Favorite Little Bird
6" by 6" original oil on wrap around canvas with sides painted.
I never tire of painting this little English Robin. They are just too cute! Today I had a busy day of errands, time in the studio and teaching. It seemed only right to end up my day finishing up this little bird to post. I have decided how to handle my challenges for the New Year. I will continue to do portraits as they come to me and depending on how many, I may post them on another blog which I will list when I do. Tomorrow I plan to embark on a 200 painting challenge that was inspired by a book called 200 Great Painting Ideas For Artists by Carole Katchen. I have had it for quite some time and use if often to inspire students on their next painting but I realized it would be a great way for me to stretch and take myself out of my comfort zone. If you would like to follow along with me and try some of the challenges on your own, that would be awesome! Tomorrow's challenge is to paint boring objects from around the house....not the most exciting one to start with but it is the first and it will make me STRETCH! I will not be doing this for 200 days straight and will more than likely throw in the occasional cow, rooster. and
bird! I have always wanted to try some different styles and mediums so it should be very exciting....like going through a great recipe book and making some of the dishes that you wouldn't normally try or perhaps are not the dishes you are most skilled at preparing. The result, hopefully, will make me a better cook...I mean artist! Cooking may be a lost cause. Contact me at email@example.com for more information on this or any of my other paintings. If you decide to do the challenge on any day and want to share your painting, let me know!
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