Quiddity, Acrylic & Resin, 24×24. A series of five paintings started with this painting, Quiddity. By the way, “Quiddity” means “the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing.”
To call a group of paintings a series, it should have from three to five paintings in the group. The Quiddity series actually has five paintings. I did not, however, stop with just this one series; I created three more… you might call the four series together a super series.
I created the second series as a daily painting campaign to attract email followers, “75 Paintings in 75 Days.” The series became the “MiniQuids”(a word I coined). I enjoyed it so much that I continued painting past the original 75. I believe I stopped at 94. I was very fortunate to have sold over forty. Pictured here are a few of those still available:
MiniQuids 58, 94, and 8, Acrylic on 8×8 Canvas
Next came the daily painting series, “29 Paintings in 29 Days.” This one became the “Kwid” series (another word I coined). The paintings in the series are again acrylic and are 10x10x1.5. Several are still available:
Kwids 23 & 27
Finally, the MaxiQuids have been painted at random. There are only four in the series. They are 12×12’s on canvas.
I enjoy challenging myself with new and ever-changing goals. Challenges are invigorating and inspiring. Now, I am doing “60 Paintings in 60 Days,” all on paper. You can view the MiniQuids, Kwids, and MaxiQuids on my website under Artwork, go to http://jerryhardestystudio.com. To view the paintings on paper, please subscribe to my newsletter, also through my website under “Studio News.”