Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I still haven't figured out if I am continuing with a new art blog since blogging is so time consuming but I miss discovering new painters. I am happy that you are still visiting this blog because the stats show me that pageview count per day has risen over the last few weeks. If I find time I will fill in the blanks (adding text with the posts for June, July, November & December) but at this point my mind is busy elsewhere. Just a quick note to say hello!

Today's painting is by a Spanish painter unknown to me, Benjamín Palencia, born on 7 July 1894 and died on 16 January 1980. I love the vibrant colours!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Reflecting on One Year One Painting A Day

2012 has come to an end and I have decided not to continue this project this year. I know I will miss doing it because art makes me happy and I had so much fun doing this blog. While writing this, I am actually thinking whether it would be possible to maybe start another art blog that doesn't require daily posts and will enable me to discover new painters as well. I think the absolute most fun thing about this blog was discovering new artists and paintings. It has been frustrating at times, because the date on the calendar had to match the date of birth or death of the artist and sometimes it wasn't very easy to find a painting I liked. In this last post I want to give you a small list of painters that I have discovered through this blog and who have become favourites (please click on the name of the artist to link you to the blog post):

The list could go on and on.

Although selecting a painting could be time consuming, I spent more time writing the accompanying text. I feel this blog isn't complete without it, so I still need to write the text for the posts of June & July (when I was in Peru), November (when I was doing NaNoWriMo, the novel writing month) and December (when I was just being busy with holidays and work). So I owe you that and it should keep me busy for some time. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to visit the daily paintings and hope you have discovered new painters and paintings as well. If I decide to do another art blog, I will let you know and provide you with the link here.

One last time (it is weird but it really feels like saying goodbye):

For today's post I chose the painting The Wedding Dress by an English painter unknown to me, Frederick William Elwell, born on 29 June 1870 and died on 3 January 1958. I think it is beautiful and sad. See you next time!

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