Lately I’ve been feeling that my painting efforts aren’t focused enough. I bounce around from one painting challenge to another, learning from each, but I’m not accomplishing much beyond that. I feel the need to do more. I need to focus my efforts on something that’s 100% me, and when it’s over, have something more to speak for the experience than just a bunch of unrelated paintings gleaned from other people’s photos and experiences.
So I’ve started a series of paintings I call State Fair, USA based on three years worth of reference photos taken at my local state fair. Literally thousands of photos. Through September, I’ll be posting new paintings almost daily to the State Fair USA blog , so please check it out if you want to follow along.
The State Fair blog is more geared toward the non-artist. I’ve come to think of this blog – Lesley Spanos Art Studio – as the artist blog, since most of my subscribers are my fellow artists. This blog won’t close – I’ll still be posting occasional step-by-step and challenge paintings here.
The Sate Fair series is my first attempt at almost-daily painting, and I’m amazed by how difficult it is. Kudos to those of you who are daily painters. You have earned a new level of respect from me!
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