A Long Day of Working

I’ve had a long day of working today but not much of it was on creating art but framing it.

After all kinds of effort the two paintings accepted to the Jansen Art Center Fall Juried Exhibit are glued to cradeled panels. I will be delivering these to the art center tomorrow morning.

Framed art

Here are the links to each work that will be in the show.

The little bit of drawing that I was able to finish today was done in a rush and is definitely not up to standard.

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


No drawabox.com exercise today. I didn’t have enough time.

Watercolor Head Study

This is a new exercise from The Natural Way to Draw. I was hoping to do a painting that clearly showed each plane of the head but I rushed through it too fast.

watercolor head study

Daily Composition and Sketch

At the end of my day I drew a mug on my desk and a woman at the frame shop where I picked up a frame today.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I was able to get my artwork framed today after a long day of working.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Micro wins on all my commitments.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Always keep in mind that consistency is more important that quality.


  1. Thanks for the link to the Jansen. I voted for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a lot of good pieces, but the MLK drawing speaks to me more personally. And while you didn’t get “a lot of artwork done”, I’m glad you recognize this “tedious” work that goes along with our passion (I compare it to the likes of editing…)

    • Your right! I look at taking care of myself physically and mentally as a direct connection to my performance as an artists. It would be best if I do the same with all the other stuff. Thanks!

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