I decided to make a challenge for myself this year by painting one small ( 4″ x 4″ ) each day for a year. I am trying to capture something new that I have seen each day on that day’s canvas. So, this is an exercise in observation and even further, giving ourselves permission to take the time to look. My rules for this project are: stay away from cliche images ( I’m in SF), no internal commentaries allowed, no editing the image by depicting something that wasn’t there allowed either. We’ll see how it goes. Comments requested!
Below is the image for January 1. I was walking home at midnight and saw 5 men in tuxedos holding and waving sparklers. They were getting their photo taken by someone else so I didn’t stop to take their picture. They were friendly and called out “Happy New Year.”