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. Themeworks is now completed, I can be contacted through my profile.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
# 266 Dawn Light
Entering the Mora Valley from Taos at dawn, the orange light only lasts seconds. Oil 6.00" x 9.00" email firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase info.
This piece was an attempt to capture the feel of being up on a higher plane, looking out over a valley. The color palette is odd, I came up with it looking at Frank Tenney Johnson's work. Oil 6.00" x 9.00" email email@example.com for purchase info.
January's theme is late evening and sky studies. After a two week break from painting I feel rusty. I must do 115 paintings in less than 80 days to acheive 365 paintings in one year, (still quite possible). Oil 4.00" x 10.00" Email firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase info.