Entering month 10 of the painting a day series, Outside the Lines, I was completely burnt out. I couldn’t conjure up the energy to come up with ideas every day for a painting, let alone execute one. It was made even more difficult by the fact that I’m writing my third novel, FIRE, and am so deeply… Continue reading Outside the Lines, October, 2016
Doing one painting a day for one year! “Can you hear that, Atlas?”
When I do visual art every day, I lose my verbal abilities. I misspell words and can barely speak intelligently. There are many different types of intelligence. It’s not just about being able to spell or write. This one’s entitled “Mighty, mighty.”
All artists have their influences. One of mine is Joan Miró. Who are your influences? Here’s my painting for today in my year-long painting a day series: “Four happy trees and one vaguely annoyed one.” And here’s one from the master, Miró. Carolineallen.com.
The process of going from a journalist in newsrooms to a novelist and visual artist has been all about getting out of the intellect and getting into the soul. It’s been about letting go of control. That is the goal of the painting a day series. Today’s is called “Come on baby light my fire”… Continue reading Outside the Lines, September 16, 2016
“The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.” — John Stuart Mill One painting a day for one year, CarolineAllen.com.