The bird-a-day project is going to be on display (and on sale).
For 30 days in November and December of 2007, I painted a small (5 x 7 to 8 x 10 inch) acrylic painting of a bird each day. You can see the birds online at "Bird a Day Project." But even better than that, thanks to the folks at Foiled Again Salon you can see them all displayed together—in person!
Come and check them out from January 4 to February 28, 2010.
These paintings were executed while I was recovering from a nasty fall. I set a daily task to use only materials I had on hand (a stack of small canvases) and bird sketches from my journals. Additionally I worked with pushing my palette of naturalistic color by setting certain (and shifting) color theory "problems" for each day.
All the journal sketches had been made from life, though sometimes they were no more than thumbnail sketches from the State Fair. (See the thumbnail sketch used for one painting by toggling the links here.)
Because I had these sketches, my lack of mobility wasn't an impediment to completing the project. With a sketch already in hand I could simply move on to issues of composition and color theory, and painting. Thus the project became manageable within the other constraints of my day.
The paintings, which are for sale, will remain hanging as a group until February 28. Visit early if you want to ensure your pick of the flock. (Days 17, 18, and 19 will be offered as a set.)
Called Foiled Again Salon, for hours: 612.781.5150.
Make an afternoon of it and stop by Pop! for a citrus barbeque pulled pork sandwich! It's just up Johnson Street from Foiled Again Salon.
Note: No you're not seeing things, I originally posted a draft of the poster which had the hanging date on it. Don't show up on January 3 because you won't be able to see anything! The show is up from January 4 through February 28.