Daily Art #3048

A shorter art day because the power was off all day.

I learned that having to fix bad drawing, value and color in a painting is much harder than if I just started over. This was a good learning experience. I knew that when I started this painting that I was rushing it and right after this painting I put some practices into place that would keep me on the right path to purposeful performance and today has proven the wisdom in that.

Even though I worked hard to fix the drawing on this painting I still think it has many issues with accuracy. Mainly due to drawing in paint rather than using a more precise pencil. I would have loved to use a pencil to fix the drawing but drawing over oil paint just doesn’t work that well. Also I had to contend with all the different colors of the under painting confusing my drawing lines.

I’m okay with the color and value in the painting. I intentionally and working with neutrals so everything is a bit gray. It just needs a lot more refinement before I can bring it back to where I want.

Rajiv One

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What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Productive and effective day! With what time I had.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Better sleep tonight.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Eat well, shutdown on time and meditate before bed.

Session Details

  • Session: 3048
  • Work: 1776
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Oil, Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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