Today's painting idea/challenge came from the Daily Paintworks Challenge page. Paint the same object 8 different times for only 10 minutes each. The first 3 paintings I was totally stressed out. I don't like to do any type of art quickly. This painting gave me flashbacks of many different art classes where we had to do warm-up exercises for a few minutes each. I hated those back then and I still don't like them.
Since I had only 10 minutes for each section, drying time was an issue as far as blending. So....some of the pears have a lot more strokes to them as compared on how I might typically paint a pear. I was trying to get a lot of color in the pear in a short amount of time.
I think the painting is successful as far as it made me think about different greens and yellows to blend and how to go about doing it. I would probably do another one of these studies again the future.
|"Pear Study", Acrylic on canvas, 8"x10".|
It's 5pm and I don't know what I am going to paint tomorrow. Kinda of stressed since I know that that I have to leave the house for a few hours tomorrow to take my son to violin and tutoring. I am thinking maybe I should do colored pencil or charcoal instead of painting so I can do my whole "traveling artist" thing while I am out of the house.
See you tomorrow.