I've taken the past few days off from painting in order to pack for a show in Breckenridge, Colorado where I'll join my sister in a joint venture at 'Meet the Artist'. Joanne started painting four or five years ago (you can see her work at www.joannehansonart.com) and she is now hanging in a couple of galleries and doing shows. "Meet the Artist" will be held on June 26th & 27th on the Riverwalk Lawn & Plaza. You'll find us on the part of the plaza that borders Main Street.
Fourth of July weekend, I'll be painting in the Walt Horton Fine Art Gallery in Beaver Creek, Colorado. If you're in the area, stop by and say hi!
While packing, I've been mulling over ideas for the next 75 for 75 project and have decided to start it again on July 15th. The purpose of my painting-a-day projects is to become a better painter. With the last project, I painted bird studies, but this time I'm going to challenge myself a little more and will paint things I've never painted before in oil......and I'll do it alphabetically! I may paint an gorilla or a goat....a constellation or children. I'm going to have fun painting things I've wanted to paint but haven't tackled because it's 'not my subject matter'. Like actors, it's easy to get type-cast or locked-in to a narrow range of subject matter. I think it's a wise thing to become known as 'a landscape painter' or 'a bird painter' - but sometimes I'd like to break out of the box and paint something completely different - which is what I'll be doing!
The project will start on July 15th and will end on August 15th. I will paint at least one 5" x 7" oil a day which I will post my blog and website daily. My son will join me in this project too - though he can't commit to one a day....perhaps one or two a week! In the meantime, check out our 75 paintings from our project that just ended a week ago. There are still paintings available for $75 each, unframed.