I have been wanting to do a painting challenge with my
Pochade Box for some time now. And figured I would just go for it this spring,
with all the color changes it is one of my favorite times to paint on location.
I also think because of studio projects I have neglected somewhat, my plein air
work and this would be a great way to get those painting chops back up and
The procedure will be to produce and post daily, a Pochade box
painting. The technique will be mainly wet into wet (alla-prima) completed in
one sitting. However, I never underestimate the power of a good glaze. I will post the finished works here and at auction on Ebay.
Painting on a
daily basis will allowed me to focus on the fundamentals, drawing, value,
design and color and hopefully learn something new every day. That
synchronicity is my goal, the more I paint, the more I learn about painting,
the more I see as an artist.
Experience is the most powerful means of learning.
At the core of evolution is challenge. It is the trial to
overcome an obstacle. Creative evolution does not occur in a straight, steady
progression but is marked by false starts and dead ends, random leaps in
different directions, and periods of fruitless activity.
It is a slow progression.
And there is something else, it takes discipline. That
artistic mastery we all strive for in our life requires a constant push. So this is the
idea, and the Thirty Day Manifesto, I hope you will follow along and see how I