Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 6, 2010 - Day 180

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

After yesterday's success I thought that today's painting would be a breeze but I had problems creating the depth and contrast that I wanted.

My mind isn't in the game today though. I worked an early morning shift and then tonight decided to re-arrange the living room BEFORE I started my painting. Note to self: complete painting of day before starting major household projects!

Only 2 more days and I will have reached the half way point of my 365 days of ACEOs. I can't believe that I have been doing this for every day for half a year. Whooooooyaaaaaah!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5, 2010 - Day 179

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

The start of a new series tonight on "Entrances". As I was walking through my neighbourhood the other day I noticed that some of the entrances to the homes really caught my eye. Some had bright colors and others had interesting items placed near the door. It occurred to me that these entrances seemed very inviting and seemed to say something about the owners of the home.

This is one of the doors that caught my eye. I think what I like about it is that everything around the door is grayscale except for the green door mat and the plant. It's almost like a black and white photo which has a few items hand colored. I really liked it. To me it says that the owner's of the home are simple no-frill type of people who are down to earth.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 - Day 178

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

As I was taking the reference photos for my make-up series I happened to get my bathroom tap into the picture. The chrome looked so cool that I decided that I had to paint it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010 - Day 177

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

This is the last painting in my "make-up" series.

I have to admit that the last couple days I have started to develop a "I don't care anymore" attitude towards my paintings. I know tonight's painting could have been better but I just don't care. I spent most of the night just watching TV and basically I don't have the motivation to create my best work right now.

Part of that lack of motivation has to do with the fact that I haven't sold any paintings in over a month and a half. I have some paintings for sale that I put a lot of effort into and that I am very very proud of but they aren't selling even at ridiculously low prices that I am offering them for. What's the point of pouring my heart and my energy into my paintings when I can't even sell one? What's the point?

God, I am so burnt out from this project and I haven't even hit the half way mark yet!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010 - Day 176

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

This subject was more difficult than I anticipated. It is an eyelash curler and while I think I did a pretty accurate rendering of the subject I don't think anybody will recognize it for what it is.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1, 2010 - Day 175

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

I was able to get this painting almost completed this morning before work. After work all I had to do was the eye shadow color and the brush head. I am very happy with the way this whole series is turning out. I like the perfume bottle, the lipstick and now the eye shadow. There are I think 2 more that I would like to do in the series then I think I will move on to something else.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010 - Day 174

Acrylic on 250lb Bockingford watercolor paper

I decided with yesterday's painting to do a series of make-up related paintings. For this series I will stick with the white or very lightly tinted backgrounds.