Lately I’ve been pushing myself to work faster.
I was to give a 60 minute painting demonstration to the Heritage Fine Arts Guild last week, and wanted to see if I could complete a piece, start-to-finish, during that time. They were such a wonderful audience, and I thank them for inviting me.
When faced with a challenge (like a 60 minute time limit), I try to revert back to comfortable habits, so I went back to apples as a subject and created a simple bold composition.
For these quick paintings, no more himming and hawing about decisions. Make a choice, and then go. I’ll have to practice more of these. Still haven’t really felt happy enough with a 60 minute painting to post here, but I’ll be posting some of my 60+ ones. Here’s the one I did for the demo with a little more work done after I got home.
One Granny Left (sold)
oil on panel