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.
Perfecting the lighting before the sitting, define warm and cool colors and their placement, mix all colors into each other to stay harmonious, keep brushwork loose but adhere to shapes and values; these are my new mantras while painting. JLC