The Journey of an Artist and her quest for greatness with a toy Dinosaur.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Journey Begins...

I have been following the daily paintings of such artists as Julian Merrow- Smith and Duane Keiser, and have found inspiration in their works and their ability to paint everyday.  I was thinking the other day that I had no projects and hadn't picked up a brush in quite a while.  This was bad.  So I decided I would start my own journey.  I know I am lazy and cannot commit to everyday, but I decided I would give it a try.  My goal is at least once a week.  I figure some weeks there will be more than one, and if history repeats itself, there will be a couple weeks of silence.
   So what to paint?  Those artists listed above are waaay better at still lifes than me, and most of the fruit I eat is out of a can :).  So what unique quality can I offer the art community?  Quirkiness with a side of borderline insanity, and access to a lot of toys.  So here it is, my inspiration:
 Luckily, he has 2 faces to add variety.  This one will be on happier days.
I needed some kind of control to compare my improving talent and he seemed as good a one as any.  In this journey you will see his adventures in painting form.  We will call it "Dinosaur VS".  I have many a plans for this little fella, and I am way excited about this.  Probably a little too excited....


  1. Love it! can't wait to see more.

  2. You never cease to amaze me!!! Look forward to these!!!