25th Week

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

Since I have only been painting for in short intervals of time, I went back to some of the smaller paintings I started a while ago. It is a very different process. Looking at them while doing other work through out the day then I am able to see what to do next. I am not working form a photograph, just my imagination and happenstance.

24th Week

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

 It has caught up with me. I had to find more time to do everything else. There were a few days two weeks ago that I missed painting, (emergencies that needed all my attention). I also have lowered my standards even more. I just need to put paint on. It still is better than nothing.

 Blast of Light, large, Oil on board

Blast of Light, large, Oil on board

I did a little each day for this. It is almost done.

The next one has a lot more work needed. I also will need to work on it for a longer time at once.

 Soft Sunrise, oil on oil paper, large

Soft Sunrise, oil on oil paper, large

19th Week, Daily Painting Surprises

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

This website is coming up the first anniversary, here at square space. It took me a while to start writing this blog.  Painting daily made it easier to post. It is about the process not the finished product. Finishing a painting does happen a lot fast too, a benefit.  The aspect that is surprising about painting daily is when I dare myself or set up a rule. One of my rules was to use only the leftover colors and a palette knife.  Happy accidents can occur to take me out of my habits.

 The first time working on this image.

The first time working on this image.

 I worked on softening the contrasts and breaking up some of the diagonal.

I worked on softening the contrasts and breaking up some of the diagonal.

Week 18

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

When you go on vacation I can see how some of the routines are dropped. I was only distracted from writing this blog. My vacation was an artist retreat. I was able to put more time into painting everyday; missing only one day to travel home.

 Here is a early version, the contrast is high and the colors are bright.

Here is a early version, the contrast is high and the colors are bright.

 I was not satisfied with the value structure.

I was not satisfied with the value structure.

 This is finished, it was a long process to find this.

This is finished, it was a long process to find this.

14th Week

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

Here is last weeks painting with some dramatic changes. There were many aspects that were working however there seemed to be something off. After speaking to other artists they suggested to cover the dark clouds in the top corner to take away the dominant triangle. Here is the results; still needs work.

 A Wash of Light, oil on oil paper, 16x12

A Wash of Light, oil on oil paper, 16x12

13th Week

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

It seems that I did a lot of little things along the way this past week. I mostly worked on one painting. This one I started a while ago; I needed to look at it over time to see what to do next.

 

 A Wash of Light, oil on oil paper, 16x12

A Wash of Light, oil on oil paper, 16x12

DP Nadia Parsons A Blast of Orange II.jpg

This image needed to be approached again. This is done on board, 20x16. This is not finished.  I want to do a bigger longer one, such as 26x20 or something like that.

11th & 12th Week of Daily Painting

Here are a few paintings on the Paynes Grey theme I posted on week 8. When I worked on these paintings, the materials impact the process greatly. The first was on canvas paper; the second was on board; the third was on a canvas.  Currently I am working on a large board.

Here are a few paintings on the Paynes Grey theme I posted on week 8. When I worked on these paintings, the materials impact the process greatly. The first was on canvas paper; the second was on board; the third was on a canvas.  Currently I am working on a large board.

 This is on board, I used a lot of medium mixed with the paints to have a light glaze for each layer.

This is on board, I used a lot of medium mixed with the paints to have a light glaze for each layer.

 This is on canvas, I ended up using some white paint; there was not as much glazing as the other one.

This is on canvas, I ended up using some white paint; there was not as much glazing as the other one.

 This is oil on a 48 x 30 inch board. This is not finished. I have found in this humidity and heat makes the medium get sticky very quickly but not dry all the way in 24 hours.

This is oil on a 48 x 30 inch board. This is not finished. I have found in this humidity and heat makes the medium get sticky very quickly but not dry all the way in 24 hours.

Week 9 and 10

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

Because of the holiday, here are both the 9th and 10th week. I have heard that if you do something for 2 weeks it becomes a habit. I did paint everyday but I do not think it is my habit. I still have reminders on my calendar in the morning and evening to paint. Many days I know I will not paint in the morning but I want to start thinking about it. The evening reminder is to not get swept away by the regular evening routines, such as walking the dog, cooking dinner, etc.

 

Here are three different stages of a small painting on oilpaper, 16 x 12. I started it a while ago and let it sit for a long time. Then it was done after 3 days.

 Final image

Final image

Daily Painting, Week 8

This blog is about a commitment to my art and myself to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

For my 8th week of painting everyday, I did have one of day of drawing. I did put in as an accepectable way of staying connected to my commitment when paints are not available to use.  Yet I usually do not find much satisfaction in drawing; my self-critic is very loud. (This might be an issue that needs to be address.) While today I am having a pity party on being too tired to do much.  In this blog there is an opportunity for reflection on work that was done. This is encouraging.

 This is done on canvas paper, 16x12", with only Pains Grey, wiping off and a little white added later.

This is done on canvas paper, 16x12", with only Pains Grey, wiping off and a little white added later.

Daily Painting, week 7

This blog is about a commitment to myself and my art to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

This painting I worked on here and there. I started it a long time ago; it was not working. When I started painting a bit on it daily, the solutions started to show up.

DP Nadia Parsons Orange and Blue sky 3.jpg

Daily Painting, week 6

This blog is about a commitment to myself and my art to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

For my 6th weeks, I did find a few days when I had so little time. It seemed that if I looked at a painting thinking about what to do I wanted to count that time. But I did get my brushes out with paint and worked for 5 minutes. 5 minutes is better than nothing. I did finish up Just Skies A and B and I got to do another one all the way to completion.

Daily Painting, week 5

This blog is about a commitment to myself and my art to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

I have kept to this for 5 weeks, missing only one day. It was Memorial Day, so I can justify that it was a holiday. What I am excited about is the freedom that comes with knowing, I am just going to paint again tomorrow.

 

 This is one of the paintings I showed in earlier blogs. There is one or two spots that I still want to change.

This is one of the paintings I showed in earlier blogs. There is one or two spots that I still want to change.

 I go slow at this point because I do not want to over work it but it is not finished.

I go slow at this point because I do not want to over work it but it is not finished.

Daily Painting, 3 to 6

This blog is about a commitment to myself and my art to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

When I knew I there was not much time I moved to a smaller format. I kept up the momentum and allowed myself to experiment in a 2x3 or 4x6 format.

Daily Painting 2

This blog is about a commitment to myself and my art to paint every day with no exception.  Posts will be weekly or biweekly to show the results of my efforts.

Here are two images that I worked on one after the ohter from the same image.

 It did get a little confusing as to which picture went with which painting

It did get a little confusing as to which picture went with which painting

 These are both smaller sizes, 12 by 16 inches. One is on canvas paper, the other is on oil paper, which I love.

These are both smaller sizes, 12 by 16 inches. One is on canvas paper, the other is on oil paper, which I love.

Painting Daily

Here is one of my paintings I started 2 weeks ago when I wanted to make sure I painted every day. This one I am calling, Just Sky A. You will see how it changed over two weeks.

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A work in progress

As we head into 2018, I am undertaking a lot of exciting new efforts. I am currently painting several exciting new paintings, and I am happy to be creating this new site and blog to share my work and insights with you.

Watch this space for updates and musings.

And, thanks for being here with me.