A friend of mine (Joy Bender Hadley) is doing a project of creating a piece of artwork every day this year. This is incredible! Joy’s cool plan of making art every day can be seen here. You can also follower her tweets.
Now I would love to do something like that but my family and I just recently moved (the reason why I haven’t written any posts in a while). Everything is still in boxes. I am thankfully, still teaching art. However, it is now at the middle school and high school level. I love my new job and I am still adjusting to the “giant” students. I am used to most of my students being much shorter than I am. Now my students tower over me. I am also adjusting to new grade level content standards and benchmarks. Which is something that I love but it takes time.
In order to sort of do what Joy is creating I have adjusted my goal to 52 pieces for the year. Last year, I made 21 paintings. Mind you this also included taking 2 graduate classes (one of those was my capstone), being a mom of two young children, teaching full time, and moving.
I started one last week and it is four feet by three feet. That’s probably the biggest painting I have ever painted. I have already painted for at least fifteen hours this last week. It will take me a few more weeks before it is completed. So in order to get my painting in for this week, I went on the small scale.
Christy Berry’s Small Rose
- Koi watercolor paint
- Mini Mack Tidwell brush
- 2.5 in x 3.5 in Strathmore Watercolor Paper-Cold Press
- Hourish of time
I call it Small Rose.