There are times when it is best to recognize my mood and deal with it by taking a day to relax. Of course I still did some painting, I just shortened it today.

I painted for an hour today, it doesn’t look like I got anything done on this painting but that is not the point of daily art. I worked on it with as much focus as I could muster. But I knew that after 1 hour I should put it down or else I may mess something up. I was just too distracted today, the distractions were good, so it all worked out. I plan to go full force again tomorrow.

Taking a Day
Taking a Day

I got some of one arm done and I laid in some initial intense colors for the closer hand. I plan on using these bright reds as accents to show through subsequent layers.

Taking a Day, detail
Taking a Day, setup


  • Session: 1535
  • Work: 1226
  • Width: 28"
  • Height: 18"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris 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."