A "Journal of Paintings" by Jon Conkey,
Themeworks was a "one-year-long" record of my progress in the art of "oil painting", and an attempt to paint 365 paintings in one year. Changing the monthly theme allowed me to focus on subjects I may not have otherwise painted. As an artist, I was looking for discovery and breakthroughs in my works through this daily practice.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
# 78 Gliding Hawk
These birds cruise by so close one can hear them breathing, yet their feathers are silent. Sometimes, they sharply exhale like a weight lifter releasing a bar; I was startled to hear the strength in their breath the first time. JLC