on a 6x6 panel, oil, 4, 3x3 exercise
Well, I stepped up for the challenge. Carol Marine along with Daily Paintworks has set up a weekly challenge to exercise our brains. I played with this concept and could not get under 12 minutes, until today. These are my first 4 in 10 and was exhausting. The next 4 will be later. After doing this challenge I really reflected on the mental planning of a painting and not fiddling around. I am a fiddler. I like to circle the drain for a while before I pull the plug. This exercise does not allow this play time I so enjoy.
The challenge is to paint each of these in 10 minutes with a timer to keep me honest. It is so easy to over state a concept. To paint over and over and not sit with what was committed to when I first put my brush to the canvas. Fear and trust are basics in life and cross over every part of my life. So I say be fearless and have faith to forge ahead. Take what you learned and carry on.