Fostering gratitude for the meaningful moments in life
My goal as an artist is to paint moments in time, locking them in place for the viewer. I believe every home, business, and public space should be filled with art to inspire mindfulness, a reminder for us to give attention to life.
Once the Christmas decorations are stored away and it’s miserable outside, what do you do? Well, there’s nothing like a good 31 day painting from life challenge to start the year painting up a storm!
Bryan Mark Taylor is a wonderful artist and owner/developer of the awesome Strada Plein Air Easel. He holds two challenges per year to paint from life every day for a month, and those who finish get their name in the hat and a chance to win one of 5 Strada easels. Who wouldn’t want to build artistic skills, paint a cool compilation of work and meet awesome other artists on the Facebook group, and maybe win?
Here are some of my best from the month. (I’ll let you know if I win.)