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 […]
Doing one painting a day for one year! “Can you hear that, Atlas?”
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” […]
“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.
“In Memoriam.” carolineallen.com
Some days, you’d rather do anything than have to painting a painting. You’d rather clean out the refrigerator or scrub the toilets or stick your hand into the garbage disposal. Nine months of painting every single day and you’re TIIIIIIIRED. But still you must paint. This one is entitled: “If I Go to Church on […]
One painting a day for one year….carolineallen.com.
The easiest way to pick a subject for a painting when you’re doing one painting every single day for an entire year? Stay with where you are right now. A friend keeps giving me bouquets from her garden. Flowers are everywhere. Flowers are where my soul is at. If I stay with that, the soul […]
Why do a painting a day for one year? What possible benefit could come from such a practice? I used to be an international journalist. I was deep into my intellect, into changing the world one serious news article at a time. I worked in Tokyo and London in busy, crazy newsrooms. I was in […]