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How will you get painting fit in 2019?

Posted By painters-onlinet 5 Months Ago
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How will you get painting fit in 2019?

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Keep a sketchbook
41.94% 13 votes
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Daily painting challenge
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Visit more galleries
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Paint plein air
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Take part in the forum challenges
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January is the time we make all sorts of resolutions. How will you keep painting throughout 2019?
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"Fit" being the word - and one with at least two meanings.  Arthritis doesn't permit of plein air painting, so I'm not fit for that.  And I've taken on the secretaryship of an organization - lack of other volunteers - so have somehow to fit painting in when I can.  There seems to be more to do with email, and the General Data Protection Regulations, than there ever was when I did the same job some 27 years ago.... 

But I shall manage somehow, and am about to trawl through my sketchbooks for ideas.  I will respond to the occasional challenge, but - it's gotto be good!  i.e.,  a proper challenge.  
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...a proper challenge?
I would think that would depend on the artists' preferred genre. Some excel with landscape others buildings or portraiture. What ever is set before us will be a challenge for some and maybe not for others, there's no harm in having a go, no matter what the subject, and making this idea from the POL team a success.

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Most of these though I voted sketch book. It’s quite difficult to single out one. .

Sylvia.
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I voted sketch book but its more a combo of a few of these things in all honesty.

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I try to avoid targets or challenges based on X paintings in Y days because I simply can't do both music and art every day. However, I like to dip into challenges fairly often so I'm doing bits of the 64 Million Artists January Challenge, Tara Leaver"s (Creative Fire) 21 Days, and Kick In The Creatives' Quick Kick abstract photo challenge - all on Facebook, and me and my sketchbook are taking a break from drawing figures and diving into Fantasy Art (dragons, goblins and orcs) for #SketchJanuary on Twitter.

So, I would choose "Sketchbook", but it ain't that clear cut; I'm just out to get better.

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I’m not “fit” for much right now....I slipped a disk just after Christmas and now I’ve got nerve damage which has caused sciatica on the left hand side, at the moment I’m strapped to my TENS machine. I can’t wait to start painting again, but I can’t sit or stand for long without being in pain. But me being me, who is getting pretty fed up right now, is going to prepare some paper/canvases so I can put paint/ink on them in the coming weeks. Fortunately I work fast. So my 2019 resolutions is just to get started at the moment!

Ellen
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Ellen I am sorry, that’s miserable. But at least you have lots of planning tine. Get well soon.

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I would have voted, a combination of all. Too..as I usually Paint what takes my fancy.(or inspires me)

Ellen, I am so sorry to hear you are suffering. I know just how it feels, as I ve been in that position for the last year, but somehow I manage to paint, I won't let anything stop me... although it can be very painful, so I do a little bit at a time..sometimes sitting then standing, I just seem to take more time... I hope you recover soon...



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Aww Ellen I'm so sorry to hear that. Have you tried a chiropractor for some relief? I swear by seeing one now. Hope you feel better soon xx

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By working harder on abstract painting, or abstract landscape.
Ellen, Lesley, I am so very sorry to hear how much pain you are in. Also have a back prob but not nearly as bad as yours. I do hope that you are able to get pain relief soon. A chiropractor did help me in the past but you have to be careful to get a good one. Something that has seemed to strengthen up my back over time is therapeutic massage, don't know how that works with sciatica though.
(Ellen, this might give you a laugh. I developed OOS back in the 1980s and was strapped up to two tens machines (one each arm) when someone poked their head into the room and said I looked like Frankenstein's monster!)
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Thank you everyone for your good wishes. I have got an emergency appointment at the pain clinic in three weeks....I’ve had back problems for many years. My husband took me out for a coffee yesterday morning with my TENS machine in situ flashing to its heart content.
I’ve got a lot of ideas in my head at the moment for painting, as my daughter bought me an abstract book for one of my Christmas presents.

Ellen
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Oh Ellen I can sympathise with you. Nine years ago I had a spinal fusion as the discs at the bottom of my back were crumbling. I had to finish work (they pensioned me off from the Health Service) as I couldn't sit or stand for long.
Having had the op I was free of the terrible pain but the trouble is that either side of the fusion gets weak after time so I do get problems still and have to watch what I do.

Enough about me, I hope your sciatica gets easier soon it's a b****r. Keep taking the painkillers!

Margaret Beynon


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Although being pushed quite a bit I agree that keeping a sketch book is probably the best way to get painting-fit followed by daily painting.

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Resolutions??   Nothing to it, I've made hundreds.  I guess filling up a few more sketchbooks is my aim.  I have four on the go at the moment, plus two brand new untouched Xmas ones waiting in the wings.  I've started using them differently...a couple are, I suppose, standard sketchbook fare...rapid scribbles to work out ideas.  An A3 one I keep for more finished work (in truth I should be doing this on better paper.)  Another A4 toned sketchbook I keep for fairly well finished 'portraits.'  Not real portraits, made up stuff...it's a bit boring painting reality.  (For me, that is.)   A little A5 book is kept for when I'm stuck in NHS waiting rooms, I keep a mechanical pencil in it's spine so I'm all ready to go...hopefully a bit less of that this year.  Another thing I'd like to do is more oddball art...surreal...fantasy...you name it.  When I look back at my work those are the ones that appeal most, although there's a bigger chance of messing up.

But mostly I'm resolved to continue the simple joy of making marks on paper.

Lew.
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Attending life drawing classes on a regular basis.
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I'm boarding by trying out a new medium, oil.
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