The past few weeks at Mainstreet Art Centre have been dedicated to small, quick studies done in 15 minute increments to encourage everyone to put down the most important elements of the painting without any detail or "over thinking". Frankie Johnson has been leading this project, with great success and breakthroughs for everyone!
I couldn't resist sneaking in the back of the class to try my hand at a few. (Thank you Frankie!) This is a quick study of a beach scene which I may develop into an actual painting.
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Yellow is a difficult color to keep fresh in a painting. Every time another color is added to it, the intensity is weakened quite a bit. To get the flowers to appear fresh, I put on thick paint with a palette knife at the very end of my process. To keep the yellow "bouncing around" in the painting, I mixed it into almost all of the other colors-- including the purple!
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Today was "play day"! I pulled out all the media that I never use anymore: watercolor, gesso, ink, charcoal, and pastel, and started to throw it on various papers and boards. I had five different projects going, and decided to take this one to completion. If I'm still feeling adventurous, I'll develop the others, too.
This week's Daily Paintworks challenge was to paint something from a room in the White House. Naturally I couldn't stop myself from attempting to copy Sargent's iconic portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Since I painted it in "one go", I couldn't slow down and finish it off as I'd like to. But on the other hand, I like the loose, slap-dash quality of my painting sketch. Perhaps once again, it's time to put down the brushes and leave well enough alone.