"Native Color" by Adele Earnshaw
9" x 12" oil
available at Windrush Gallery
On the drive home, Shane and I were discussing the 10,000 times concept. Malcolm Gladwell (The Outliers) points out that in order to become successful at anything, you must do it 10,000 times. This is the idea behind the project 75 for 75 (75 paintings in 75 days) that Shane I started in July. I told Shane that every time I paint, I am acutely aware how much this little project has helped improve my painting skills...primarily in backgrounds. So Shane has challenged me to start the project again on October 6th.
I must be daft as it is a busy month anyway, but I've agreed to the challenge and will start it again next week. We will both try to get at least one 5" x 7" oil done each day and will post them here and on the 75 for 75 page of my website. I'll be painting birds again as I've had lots of requests for specific species.
Shane will paint landscapes and perhaps a doggy or two.
"La Musica de la Calle" by Adele Earnshaw
10" x 8" oil
This painting will be in the exhibition Faces & Figures,
Santa Ysabel Gallery, October 9 - November 7.
(see gallery listing on the right)
Tomorrow I hope to blog about the Tuscany workshop!