EXPERIMENTS IN BLUE 2016 // WEEK SIX

02/08/16

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This week’s Experiment in Blue is made from watercolor and white gel pen on paper.

I have to admit, I’m only six weeks in to this project and I’m already like, “HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO MAKE 46 MORE BLUE PAINTINGS?” But that thought is exactly why I am doing this project. I keep thinking of this quote by the late great Eleanor Roosevelt: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Obviously, making paintings is not exactly horror, but somehow the act of creation does feel scary and overwhelming sometimes. This project is reminding me of the power of an open mind and perseverance.

Have a great Monday, friends.

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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Five

02/01/16

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This week was a busy week! So I have only made two small studies in blue. These are both studies for my new painting series (see last week’s post for the beginning of that series).

Hope everyone has a great Monday.

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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Four

01/25/16

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Above you can see my fourth painting in my Experiments in Blue 2016 Project! This year, each week I am making one painting that uses mostly the color blue.

This week I also started a new series inspired by 1970’s graphic design. This painting was also the first in that series. You can see two of the others below. More to come! Stay tuned.

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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Three

01/18/16

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As some of you know, I started a new yearly project for 2016 in which I’ll be creating a new painting or drawing each week of the year using mostly the color blue. It’s called Experiments in Blue 2016.

Above is my third installment, which is my first large painting for the year!

This week I’m traveling, so I’m planning to create something small for my fourth installment. Stay tuned each Monday for my latest painting in the series.

Have a great Monday!

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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Two

01/11/16

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As some of you know, I started a new yearly project for 2016. Part of the reason I started a new yearly project is because I’m feeling very stuck creatively. So much of what I produce this year I’m definitely classify as “experiments” — and this is one of them. I’m hoping at some point in the year to find my stride and move past these smaller experimental studies into larger works!

More next week!

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