I’ve now painted 100 Daily Cats. I started this series in December of 2018, and there’s been a lot of days with no cats painted. Still, I’m pleased to have reached this milestone and will continue the project. I get a little bit better with each painting, see a bit more clearly and gain control of the inky media.
I committed to being a daily painter in 2015 and this has really enriched my life. I see my world as a place to be expressed in a painting, I see colors and movement as I never did before. The painting lifts my spirits and gives me affirmation of my worth and abilities. Painting is a gift I can give to others.
I have trouble painting every day, sometimes circumstances just won’t allow me to do anything but think about painting, conceiving a painted image, observing light and planning how I can represent it on paper. The Daily Cat series gives me the opportunity to paint something that is quickly completed on a regular basis even if I don’t have to have time to paint larger and more substantial work. Even though these little works are small, they still keep me in the daily painting game, moving me forward to the next bigger and more complex painting.