Although I’m the biggest believer that art should never be a routinely task, I still found Duane Keiser’s “A Painting A Day” project rather absorbing. Most of the paintings in this project are postcard-sized oil sketches of everyday objects painted on site, using a modified cigar box as an easel. Here are some of my favorites:

What I love about these paintings is that although the artist’s technique is generally rough(look at the very strong and defined brushstrokes), he manages to also capture the smooth and transparent qualities of the object he’s painting.