6" x 12"
oil on canvas
I'm just playing around today. Thought I would take up the Daily Paintworks Challenge. Carol Marine and friends post a weekly challenge to daily painters. This one was actually posted a while back. It's the 10 minute challenge. I put a timer on for 10 minutes and painted a pear in each 3x3 square. The object is to get a feel for the object in terms of brushstrokes -- squinting and simplifying. It was hard for me to stay away from details, but I'm hoping this will help my paintings to have a looser feel. I'm happy that I improved as I went. There is a week gap between the first 4 and last 4, so the pear is different. I think I'll use this exercise as a warm-up to painting my flowers.