daily painting: 365 day art project
I painted the palette knife portrait in this video a couple years ago. I remember my husband had just picked up a bunch of Vogue magazines from the library for me to use in my art journals. 🙂
I stopped making Youtube videos back in July. It was a busy summer, and something had to go. I have been working non-stop behind the scenes with my licensing partners; plus, doing commissioned work, and painting every day for this 365 day art project. My days are/were packed full. When I looked at my YT channel the other day, and saw that I haven’t updated in 3 months it got me thinking. hm..what can I do to change that?
This is probably nuts, and you should lock me up NOW, but.. I am considering making a daily video for 30 days during this 365 day art project. Why do I feel like I’m setting myself up for failure even contemplating it? I keep thinking it wouldn’t be that difficult. Everything is only as hard as you make it, right? It’s all in the mindset. If you think it’s going to suck, it will suck, and then some. I just need to devise a plan ahead of time, and shuffle things around a bit.
Anyway, I have plenty of time to figure out a course of action. It’s not something I’d consider doing now as I’m coming up on the busiest months of the year. I’m leaning towards either next February (because it’s a short month, but if it’s anything like this year, I’ll be swamped with custom orders, so Idk?) or spring/summer 2018, if I do it at all.
Regardless of whether I do a daily video or not, now that I’m more or less settled into my new studio, I want to film at least one of these new palette knife portraits sometime this month. I don’t paint the same as I did two years ago, and I like to have a record of it to study. It helps me to make changes in the future. For instance, I used to use a small wide knife for portraits, as you see in the video above. It was my favorite go-to knife, but I no longer use it much, if at all. I have a new favorite knife these days, and a better approach to painting, imo.
If you want me to consider bringing back the weekly video and/or making a daily art video for 30 days sometime in the near future, subscribe to my Youtube channel to give me some incentive. Another reason I stopped making videos is because there didn’t seem to be much interest, so I thought why bother when I can be doing something more productive instead? As you probably know by now, one of my big pet peeves is wasting time. I’ll do anything to avoid it. So, lmk what you think..yay or nay?