Welcome to ‘a painters diary’ blog. Set up by me, Emma Perring, to record the painting a day challenge I have set myself for January.
Yep, thats 31 days and 31 paintings. Yikes!
I have become increasingly interested in the ‘a painting a day’ movement. A few of the favourite artist I follow on various social media platforms are daily painters. I have watched their progress with admiration and delight.
As it’s the start of a brand new year it seems the perfect time for such a challenge. Which I hope will kick off the year in the right direction.
So, one month, a completely finished painting a day. Whatever time slot I have available, What ever state the paintings in, I’ll be posting the results for that day, every day, right here on this blog.
1. One painting per day for 31 days. Painted anytime within the 24 hours.
2. All paintings must be made from life not photo reference.
3. Max canvas size: 30cm – Min canvas size: Absolutely tiny
Although I am a firm believer rules are made to be broken on this occasion I will look upon these as commandments and abide.
‘But why’ you may ask?
As an exercise in discipline, to try to improve skill levels, to become a more efficient rapid, Alla Prima painter, to eliminate precious and timid painting, to explore concepts and techniques in a linea progression, to produce an interesting body of work.. hopefully.
I am hoping these little painted Couplets will come together to create a daily diary of pictorial whimsy from me, a painter, for the month of January 2018.
The end Goal:
I hope to find a space to exhibit the collection. To see each days entries displayed consecutively all together feels like an exciting conclusion to this project.
If you’d like to find out a little more you can visit my website.
Happy new year.. Now lets get painting!