New blog : 100 Landscapes
Fired up with enthusiasm after my workshop experience (see below), I’ve decided to try to make my first 1000 mistakes in landscapes (and oils) as quickly as possible. My plan is to paint 100 landscapes in as short a time as I can manage – in theory one every day, but there will obviously be days when it’s not possible to paint. In order to be realistic about this, I’m not aiming too high in each painting. I’m trying to keep painting time down to about an hour (not yet achieved), and I’ve started out using cheap oils and one of those pads of paper for oils and acrylics. I think part of my inhibition with oil paints comes from the sheer cost of the materials.
The new blog started out as a private place to park my paintings and (hopefully) chart my progress, but upon reflection I’d like to invite anyone with similar ambitions to join me in this – just contact me and I’ll add you to the blog. You don’t have to feel obligated to produce 100 paintings if that sounds like too many. I’d like this blog to be a place where criticism is constructive, but there is criticism. I know that I won’t be doing a really good oil painting for a while, and my only goal right now is to get better at this.
So, how about it – anyone up for a challenge? It’s ok if you’re not – stop by and criticize freely anyway!
Here’s Number 3 (only 97 to go!)