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.
Though they look messy, I'm actually spending much more time trying to get my brushstrokes in exactly the right place than ever before. I like the way the features have detail, while not looking labored. JLC