one painting a day by martha rich

In November of 2006 I decided to do one painting a day for a year to challenge myself. This is an archive of that year.

May 29, 2007
Giddy-Ap! Bang! Bang!
Mixed media on paper | 5.5 x 8.5 | More rearing horses with cowgirl. I would like to try and be a cowgirl. It may be too late for that though. I think I have lost my horse riding nerve. So weird cause I used to be one of those horsey girls who lived at the barn. It was Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern. I really loved riding. I rode s english and not western.. Can you be a cowgirl when riding english? Why the heck not? Oh well.

May 29, 2007

Giddy-Ap! Bang! Bang!

Mixed media on paper | 5.5 x 8.5 | More rearing horses with cowgirl. I would like to try and be a cowgirl. It may be too late for that though. I think I have lost my horse riding nerve. So weird cause I used to be one of those horsey girls who lived at the barn. It was Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern. I really loved riding. I rode s english and not western.. Can you be a cowgirl when riding english? Why the heck not? Oh well.

— 2 years ago
May 28, 2007
Remember
Mixed media on paper | 5.75 x 3.75 | Today is Memorial Day. I thought about people fighting in wars. Then I thought about my life. I can’t imagine what it is like to really fight in a war. We are so sheltered here. I wish there was no war ever. But since we have them, I am thankful for the people who do go to war.

May 28, 2007

Remember

Mixed media on paper | 5.75 x 3.75 | Today is Memorial Day. I thought about people fighting in wars. Then I thought about my life. I can’t imagine what it is like to really fight in a war. We are so sheltered here. I wish there was no war ever. But since we have them, I am thankful for the people who do go to war.

— 2 years ago
May 27, 2007
Art is too Hard.
Mixed media on paper | 8 x 4 | This is how I feel sometimes. It feels very emperor has no clothish too. But you can’t stop just because something is hard.

May 27, 2007

Art is too Hard.

Mixed media on paper | 8 x 4 | This is how I feel sometimes. It feels very emperor has no clothish too. But you can’t stop just because something is hard.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
May 26, 2007
I Like Roasted Wieners
Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | Coloring book fun and excitements! Stay on the sunny side of life please.

May 26, 2007

I Like Roasted Wieners

Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | Coloring book fun and excitements! Stay on the sunny side of life please.

— 2 years ago
May 25, 2007
Gingerbread Brother
Mixed media on paper | 9 x 6 | This is a portrait of my brother when he was younger. This cracks me up.

May 25, 2007

Gingerbread Brother

Mixed media on paper | 9 x 6 | This is a portrait of my brother when he was younger. This cracks me up.

— 2 years ago
May 24, 2007
Rula Lenska and Her European Friends
Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | This is going to date me, but do you remember the Rula Lenska ads for, I think, VO5? She came up in conversation (I almost wrote “in convo” but didn’t want to sound too toolish) the other day and I just had to paint her. Although this is not the best likeness. Pretty people are super hard to render. Nooks and crannies and flaws RULE!

May 24, 2007

Rula Lenska and Her European Friends

Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | This is going to date me, but do you remember the Rula Lenska ads for, I think, VO5? She came up in conversation (I almost wrote “in convo” but didn’t want to sound too toolish) the other day and I just had to paint her. Although this is not the best likeness. Pretty people are super hard to render. Nooks and crannies and flaws RULE!

— 2 years ago
May 23, 2007
Nucular Rose
Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5| Just painting things for no reason.Doesn’t George Bush say Nucular instead of nuclear?

May 23, 2007

Nucular Rose

Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5| Just painting things for no reason.Doesn’t George Bush say Nucular instead of nuclear?

— 2 years ago with 6 notes
May 22, 2007
New Dress For Susan
Mixed media on paper | 8.00 x 11.25 | Even more coloring book tranformer art. I worked on this while watching dumb TV shows and drinking red wine. These are the things that came out. I have a very LARGE coloring book that I plan to start doing stuff on too. Kim Hall gave it to me to work on a long time ago when she was at the Village Voice. It is time I gets started!

May 22, 2007

New Dress For Susan

Mixed media on paper | 8.00 x 11.25 | Even more coloring book tranformer art. I worked on this while watching dumb TV shows and drinking red wine. These are the things that came out. I have a very LARGE coloring book that I plan to start doing stuff on too. Kim Hall gave it to me to work on a long time ago when she was at the Village Voice. It is time I gets started!

— 2 years ago
May 21, 2007
Lots of Bubbles Freak Out
Mixed media on paper | 8.25 x 5.5 | More coloring book tranformer art. Heck yes. Starting to have more fun with this. Maybe it will turn into something excellent.

May 21, 2007

Lots of Bubbles Freak Out

Mixed media on paper | 8.25 x 5.5 | More coloring book tranformer art. Heck yes. Starting to have more fun with this. Maybe it will turn into something excellent.

— 2 years ago
May 20, 2007
Pink Goat Recreation
Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | This is a portrait of a goat who lives at Animal Acres, a place that rescues farm animals from cruelty or being eaten or abused. My friend Gretchen had her wedding there. She does cool goat paintings. She has gotten me to eat less meat. They do really good things there. The recreation part was on the paper before I started.

May 20, 2007

Pink Goat Recreation

Mixed media on paper | 7.75 x 5 | This is a portrait of a goat who lives at Animal Acres, a place that rescues farm animals from cruelty or being eaten or abused. My friend Gretchen had her wedding there. She does cool goat paintings. She has gotten me to eat less meat. They do really good things there. The recreation part was on the paper before I started.

— 2 years ago with 19 notes