Begun in 2004, painter Duane Keiser’s blog titled “A Painting a Day” has caught fire — featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. Why is everyone talking about it? Find out here.
“If mindfulness can be defined as the simple act of noticing things, then ‘A Painting a Day’ is a kind of meditation,” writes painter Duane Keiser, who in 2004 began a blog on his website where — using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box — he would publish a postcard-sized painting each day. These small works would be offered on eBay, where collectors could bid and purchase them. For Keiser, “These paintings are about the pleasure of seeing; of being cognizant of the world around me and pushing to find an alchemy between the paint, my subject and the moment. I view each piece as being part of a single, ongoing work.”
The blog has exploded in popularity and earned Keiser nationwide notoriety. Further, the paintings are quick to sell, and the practice of “a painting a day” has been picked up by many other artists. Keiser’s blog includes an archive of previous paintings in addition to a selection of videos showing the creative process:
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