Another way to go about acquiring affordable art is searching for artists who participate in the Painting A Day movement. This movement was first started by Duane Keiser in 2004, who decided to challenge himself to creating a painting a day. He would paint and then upload to Ebay to sell them. Soon they became wildly popular, and the movement spread. The movement is no longer as strong these days, but there are enough artist creating a painting a day that they can be a good find at an affordable price.
Daily paintings have a tendency to be small, usually 5×7 or smaller. The painting itself might be simple and not overly elaborate. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have appeal.
There are a couple websites that consistently have original daily paintings from a variety of artists (Daily Painter Originals, Fresh Paint and Daily Painters). There is some overlap of artists, but still a nice variety. Another choice is to search ebay, Esty, Artfire, and other gallery sites using the key words “daily painting”. Searching google will bring up a gaggle of blogs of daily painters. Of course, like many searches, you will have to sift through to separate the chaff from the wheat.
Below are some wonderful original daily paintings. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.
- Poppy by Kathleen McElwaine of Bus Paintings
- Ultamato by Carolyn Finnell of Bayou Girl Paintings