Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How Boring and New Daily Painting a Day

Here is my Daily Painting a Day for today. You may wonder why on earth I phrase it that way and there is a pretty good reason. The search engines - like Google and Yahoo look for text and key words and that is how they find you when you are "Googled" - thus using the right, relevant words in the correct way helps me to show up in searches.

The Jefferson Memorial at Night
6" x 12"
Oil on Board

This is painted from photograph provided on one of artist Karin Jurick's blogs. It is called Different Strokes from Different Strokes. Essentially she provides a photograph and whoever wants to paints it how ever they choose and then she posts them all on her blog. It is really interesting to see first of all how many artists are choosing to play along, and also how different the interpretations can be from the same photograph. Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out.
I am not a landscape artist - although I like the idea of it and would like to become one - but really - it is not my strength, and it shows in this painting. Although I like the painting and it was fun to do, and I'm actually kind of proud of it, or of myself, because it is out of the norm for me - it is way, way over painted. It looked much better about 30 minutes before I finished, darn it. I hate it when I do that!

Next,I have decided that I am writing way to much and have become completely boring. I apologize. I have started a journal - which I will keep private and try to stop blabbing so much boring drivel that is completely irrelevant to my daily painting - which is after all - what this blog is supposed to be about!

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  1. But I really enjoy your writing and painting. It is a way for me to be down south with you all. NMWND (new mom with new daughter) : )

  2. I really enjoyed the blog with all the pictures to look at side by side. I will continue to check that out. Leslie

  3. You are a busy girl...I had to go back a bit to find the Memorial. Great job very alive!!