For years, I’ve had this rather romantic notion of being an artist. I paint and draw (not as well as I would like I should add!), but can I call myself an artist if I’m too much of a coward to show anyone the output?! Probably not.
I’ve been inspired by artists such as Edward B Gordon, who does a painting every day and sells it on his blog in the form of a silent auction. Others have blogs charting their efforts to learn their chosen medium from scratch as a means of pushing themselves to improve.
In this blog, I’d like to merge the two ideas – have an online and regularly updated image repository (‘gallery’ sounds too grand!) but make it clear that my ‘art’ is still very much a work in progress. I’m still trying to find my style. At the moment I’m experimenting with watercolours and that’s a relatively new thing for me – it’s surprisingly difficult. I live in Le Marche (Italy) for much of the year so if you notice an Italian theme, that will be why (check out my other blog if you’re curious about my life here!). I also love doing portraits and my goal is one day for one of them to actually look like the subject! Anyway, as much as I like the “painting a day” concept, life gets in the way and I don’t want to set myself up to fail so welcome to “A Painting Occasionally”!
I won’t lie, I’m terrified at the notion of putting my paintings up on the internet for all to see. I’ve pondered about it for years and never had the courage to do it. So, please be gentle! I’ll update Instagram with my progress too. And if you’re interested in any of the paintings or have any suggestions then please contact me here 🙂