Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pears for Fun

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. 

1 comment:

Carlie said...

YES! This is great. LOVE IT!!!!! More Christy, MORE!