Artist Duane Keiser’s “A Painting a Day” blog has been written about in famous publications such as The New York Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post. He uses a makeshift easel made from a cigar box to create a postcard-sized painting every single day.
“For me, these paintings are about the pleasure of seeing; of being cognizant of the world around me and pushing to find an alchemy between the paint, my subject and the moment. I view each piece as being part of a single, ongoing work,” he wrote on his website.
Keiser was first introduced to oil painting when he was just a teenager. He became interested in the artistic medium after his uncle showed him a thorough process of painting with oil paint. every year, as he grows older, he appreciates the limitless workability and magical touch of oil paintings more.
Duane described his work as “representational,” painting the places and things he experienced in his daily life. From a glass of wine and honeybees to avocadoes and coffee mug, the sky is the limit for Duane’s subjects.
“I don’t necessarily go around looking for something to paint,” Duane told It’s Nice That, “but rather go about my day open to possibilities.”