Tuesday, February 07, 2006

How This Began

On February 5, 2006, I decided to see if I can do 30 paintings in 30 days, and sell them on eBay. I got the idea years ago to see if I could paint 52 heads in a year—mostly to keep up my head painting skills. I actually made it a New Year's Resolution/Goal. And like most of my other such goals, never gave it much more thought... Then when checking iTunes podcasts—which are kind of a "new thing"—to see if anyone had done a podcast on "oil painting" I discovered a Video Podcast called "Paintvid" by Duane Keiser—a painter who, as it turned out, was additionally doing one painting every day, and has since late 2003. See also his blog: A Painting A Day. Well, that changed everything. I saw a guy doing wonderful paintings on a daily basis—nothing half-done or hurried—and he's stuck to it for well over a year (It does make me wonder how he has time for larger works anymore). So I decided to "get busy" and give it a serious go. Even if I can't do thirty in 30, it's a win/win situation, since it can only help my skills to work on so many paintings in such a narrow time window.

2 comments:

art said...

David you do some really great work.

Art.

Romeo Tanghal Sr. said...

David, i got hooked on your site.