Friday, July 22, 2016

053 Strawberries, Daily Painting Ritual,


Daily Paintworks


053 Strawberries for today.  One of my students died on Wednesday and I was pretty upset by it.  This painting proves I don't have to let it dominate.  Put on your strawberry face!!












Thursday, July 21, 2016

051 Blueberries in Yellow Cup, Daily Painting Ritual. 6x6"



Sold

Daily Paintworks
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/fred-bell-6644/artwork

Daily Paintworks is where I am listing and showing my work now.
It is an easy way to keep track and show you all of my painting a day work.  There is a lot of things to think about and get organized for selling my work.  Listing on social media and figuring out how to do that, there is a learning curve.  This blog has been neglected but I hope to change that.  I just try to learn it all little by little like the turtle.

These paintings sell for $40. through eBay. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Daily painting ritual, 6x6" Fred Bell


Raspberries are very fragile. They also fade and get soft pretty quickly. I can see why they are expensive.  The only reason I bought these was to paint them, and then of course, I ate them.  Really good.



Friday, July 08, 2016

020 Peaches, Daily Painting Ritual, Fred Bell


http://www.ebay.com/itm/142030652762?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

This is one of my daily paintings.  I do a new painting every day and list it on eBay.
I started on June 1, 2016.
It has been a huge help to me in terms of figuring out what to paint
and what to do each day.





Friday, June 17, 2016

018 Avocado Still Life Painting, Daily Painting Ritual, 6x6"

017 Avocado, sold

018 Avocado

It was suggested to me by a friend that I give a rest to the apples.
Here's my response.
6x6, oil on cradled panel

This painting was done by Fred Bell in his 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio.  Fred has been 
painting for a long time and you can see it in the 
way he uses colors and brushwork and composition.  
These small brilliant paintings come out of a need for quiet.  
All is quiet when the brushes are moving.

These paintings are done in oil on a masonite panel with a 
cradle on the back.  The cradle is a lip 
on the back with a wire that make each 
painting easy to hang right out of the box.  
Each day I list a new painting for sale.  This routine, ritual, 
helps to give my life stability.  Everyday when I wake up 
I know what to do.  
It's bliss.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

015 Painting a Day Ritual, Still Life Of Apple, Oil, Fred Bell,




014 Painting a Day Ritual, Still Life Of Apple, Oil, Fred Bell,

014 Daily Painting Ritual



013 Daily Painting Ritual, apple still life painting oil

013 Daily Painting Ritual, 5.5x6"

016 Daily Painting Ritual, Apple Still Life Painting, 6x6,



016 Daily Painting Ritual,
I think I will paint something other than an apple tomorrow.

Monday, June 13, 2016



Apple 012, 5x7".

This my 12th apple painting.  I find the work with this to be
very enjoyable.  As an artist it is sometimes hard to know
what to do.  With these I wake up each day and 
know what to do.
The paintings are simple and small. 
Working with a single subject matter helps to expand your imagination.
How many different ways are there to paint an apple?
Answer, plenty!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

This painting was done by Fred Bell in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio.  
Fred has been painting for a long time and you can 
see it in the way he uses colors and brushwork and composition.  
These small brilliant paintings come out of a need for quiet.  
All is quiet when the brushes are moving.

These quiet paintings are done in oil on a panel with a cradle on the back.  
The cradle is a lip on the back with a wire that make 
each painting easy to hang right out of the box.  
The painting a day practice was started by Duane Kaiser and has been taken on by many others.


$40.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Apple 010 Daily Painting Practice Apple Painting, 6x6" on ebay.




Apple 010, 6x6" 
Painting these apples gives me a feeling of direction and routine that feels great. 

It's quiet time!


Blogger provides abundant statistics about who is looking at your blog.
One of the surprising things to me is how many viewers I have in Russia.
Why is that?
If someone in Russia can tell me. please do.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Daily Painting Ritual. A new painting every day by Fred Bell.



008 Apple series, 6x5.25" oil on panel with cradle, 
ready to hang out of the box. 
Daily Painting Ritual. 
Yours for only $40. free shipping in US.


Comparison is the thief of joy.  You are unique and sometimes that is hard. We all want to fit in and be like others. When we are not, we say we are no good.  Your work is different and you should try to rejoice in that.  Let the others be normal.  Just keep working and have some fun.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Daily Painting Ritual. A new painting every day by Fred Bell.



007 Daily Painting
6x5.25" on cradled board


$40. Free Shipping 

Ships only in US.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” 
― Shunryu SuzukiZen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Monday, June 06, 2016