New material – new daily portraits for July

I began another series of daily portraits last week – planning again, to do one for every day this month of July but switching to a different material this time. I wanted to do something that would be a bit quicker than painting as I have lots of other work to get on with this month so I decided to …

What my current daily practice is teaching me.

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.”  Toba Beta Considering where I was in terms of ‘getting to the easel’ little more than a month ago, it might feel a little premature to be talking about how this daily practice of creating ‘a face a day’ has transformed the way I work. But the process has been so exciting …

A face a day in June – Acrylic Portraits on Paper

All finished! Thirty portraits in acrylics on paper – one for each day of the month. This is the first daily challenge I have ever completed and I am so over the moon to see them all together. (You can read more about the journey of this project here, here and here) This project began as a way to get …

Painted portraits – How Dr Pepper helps me get to the easel …

The daily portraits continue on and as I suspected would happen (as I have discovered many times in the past) the decision to just get to the easel becomes easier and easier the more I do it! No surprises there then … I often think how crazy it is that I even forget this – at how, from time to …

More painted faces ….

The daily portraits continues on and I am loving this practice. As someone who historically has peaks and troughs with my work it is such a motivation to get to the easel every day (or pretty much every day) and do something – having a plan, a ‘thing to do’, a way of practising with no expectations is a key …