Abbey Ryan's painting-a-day blog

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I'm an admirer of artists who create a painting a day, and then post them to their blog. Abbey Ryan is one such artist.

You can bid on Abbey's work on eBay. The painting above, "Fortune Cookie No. 2," (Oil on linen on panel, 5 x 6 in.) has a current high bid of $99. A Painting a Day by Abbey Ryan

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  1. It’s not bad still life, but if its a “painting of the day,” I feel like I’m buying something mass produced. It’s sort of that icky, non-original feeling you get when you buy a Thomas Kinkade.

    Ian

  2. My brother is an artist, and he does this kind of thing in his sketchbook. I’ve tried twice to get his website posted in BoingBoing, but I guess the powers that be either don’t like his work, or don’t like my attempt at nepotism. So I’ll settle for the pimping in comments version:

    http://www.paulpitsker.com

    I think he’s a genius, but then I guess I’m biased.

  3. @4 Ian Forsyth:
    It’s not bad still life, but if its a “painting of the day,” I feel like I’m buying something mass produced. It’s sort of that icky, non-original feeling you get when you buy a Thomas Kinkade.

    How about when you read BoingBoing’s (at least) one blog post a day? I know there’s a difference in that you’re not paying for a blog, but then again, nobody’s asking you to buy it.
    I feel the opposite of you – most serious artists do daily sketches, drawings, etc, so the only difference is that she makes one good enough to sell each day. And it’s a cool gimmick – when you buy “Fortune Cookie #2”, you’re also buying the October 6, 2008 Painting.
    I think there’s a misconception that art – maybe paintings in particular – have to be some sort of massive undertaking that consumes your very soul and expresses your deepest angst. Therefore, if you do one each day, your angst must not be legitimate. But sometimes a painting of a fortune cookie is just a painting of a fortune cookie.

  4. Her paintings are nice, but I notice that quite a few are look like they are copied pretty closely from Duane Kaiser’s Painting a Day blog paintings. I think he might be the person who started the trend.

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