This Week’s Roundup
Hi there – I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
This week I share with you a great new project I’ve just started, as well as a few older paintings and some video of me at the easel.
Here are the highlights for the week:
Pinterest Still Life Gallery
The main story I want to tell you this week is about a very exciting new project. For years, I’ve wanted to have a way to share the great still life paintings that I admire, ranging from 500 years ago up to the present day. I’ve thought of several different ways to do this; websites, blogs, even mobile apps, but there were issues with each and the project remained just an idea.
Meanwhile, I’ve had a Pinterest account for years, but never devoted much time or energy to it. About a month ago I decided to revisit it, and I realized that Pinterest is the perfect platform for my project. I’ve been spending my free time with it since then, and now I’m ready to show you.
On my account, I’ve set up 30 different boards (a board in Pinterest is similar to an individual web page), each focused on a different aspect, style, or age of still life painting. For instance, I have boards dedicated to Dutch Golden Age still life, Trompe-l’œil still life, Still life with animals, Photorealist still life, and many more.
Each day for the next several months, I’ll add a new painting to each board. That’s 30 new paintings every day, 210 a week, and so on, and, and I will maintain a high standard of quality for the pieces I select. After a few months, it will be a substantial gallery, with thousands of the very best still life paintings for you to enjoy and admire.
I’m thrilled I could finally get this project off the ground and share it with you today. If you’re already a Pinterest user, please click here to follow me and see all of the new paintings. However, you don’t need to be a Pinterest user at all to enjoy the project, simply bookmark this page and check back often to see the galleries grow.
The Rest of the Week
I’ll keep this short for you since I wrote a lot above:
On Tuesday I shared a simple painting with a complicated background. Wednesday’s painting has a story, but it’s always better to let the viewer develop their own. Thursday I pointed a camera over my shoulder for half an hour and recorded a video of myself painting and discussing it as I went along. On Friday I showed a tea painting with a little input from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Thanks for checking these out – I truly appreciate your time. And with that, I want to wish you a great week ahead!