“Dried Espelette peppers”, oil on Clairefontaine paper, mounted on board.
Today’s model – a bunch of dried Espelette papers, hanging in our kitchen. I bought it a long time ago, but with all my love of hot chilies, it is still there, untouched, because it looks so pretty on a string.
Oil on paper, mounted on board 7″x 5″, $90 (incl. shipping)
Today I am starting the Painting a Day Project. This is something I wanted to try since I first heard of it, which was a long time ago. So for the past couple of months, I was painting more than usual, testing the waters, seeing if it is even feasible to paint every day. I think it is. At the moment all my works are small and it is possible to finish them in one sitting.
I’ve done a few landscapes and still lives and I had a stretch of small abstracts. I have a sort of conflict in me – I love realistic pictures and I love abstracts too. (Don’t one supposed to choose one style and stick with it? Oh, well, it’s not going to happen). I played with different mediums and different supports. The cold gloomy Parisian winter is perfect for staying inside and just paint. Until the weather improves and I can come out to try some plein air, I am sticking to abstracts, I am also turning the photographs I took on my travels into small paintings, as well as getting out fruits and veggies to paint still lives.
And the result of this month – I open my Etsy shop and put there all the paintings I have done so far. And will be adding more all the time.
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