Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coming home

Title-Coming home
Medium-Oil on Masonite Board
Size-6x8 Inches
Price-$100 Includes International Shipping

Although I really have enjoyed the challenge of creating 30 paintings in 30 days I will be glad to have some rest.For someone working Monday to Friday it is not easy to come home ,and then try to start a painting while still feeling tired.Often it would be a battle between sleeping or painting.I would often have to force myself just to start,because once started the creative juices would start flowing and by the end of an hour or two I would be happily admiring a completed painting on my easel,and then of course crash onto my bed into an exhausted heap.

Could I become a daily painter?I think I can comfortably say, yes if my circumstances were different.I don't feel that it is paint,skill,or ideas that I lack ,it is simply time.

Yesterday I laid out some of the daily paintings that I have done this month and took a photo of them from above.It gave me a great sense of accomplishment to see them all together,well most of them.Seeing them all laid out also help me to see that this month has been a landmark in more ways than one....

(1) I found it to be a great opportunity to try out different colors,brush work and subject matter.I feel far more confident with the paints and brushes than before I started.

(2)  I introduced  the (Buy Now PayPal Button) under each daily painting.I am sure this contributed towards two of my very first sales on this blog .

(3) This is also the most paintings I have ever painted in a month (24 paintings)!

Would I do this challenge again?Yes after I have recovered!


Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Roger I have enjoyed your art and your unique perspective on painting. I too have wrestled with the time issue, but we have overcome it and painted anyway. Congrats on the sales and I will continue to follow your blog. Happy painting to you!

Jerry Stocks said...

Roger, I too have really enjoyed your art and so much so that I purchased yellow umbrellas which I love. "Coming Home" is another great painting--I especially love the colors in the umbrella. Great job!!!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Anne,I also enjoyed viewing all the other art work that was part of the challenge, including yours .

Thanks Jerry,I am so glad you like the painting,I hope that you will be the first of many others who will purchase my artwork online.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on following through to day 30! Love seeing your paintings and the stories they tell. Congratulations on the sales too! I found a lot of "collectors" shop on sites like and My sales increased when more people 'found' me after joining Daily Paintworks. :)

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Kathleen for the encouragement and direction,I will certainly give Daily paintworks a trail run and see how it goes.

Douglas Clark said...

You have been productive. Not just that, they are very good. What, if I may ask is your full time job? I am a teacher and it is hard to come home and paint or sculpt after working all day. I congratulate anyone who can do it.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Douglas.I am working as a manager for a Pest Control company.It was one of those jobs that I never though I would do ,I just fell into it,learnt the ropes and am now managing the Maun Branch.