Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Story Time"



















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Here's a little different take on this weeks 10 minute
Challenge on Daily Paintworks. I decided to do them
in a way that it could be turned into a finished painting.

These kinds of exercises are always so helpful! Painting
the same subject again and again...and very quickly...
really helps zero in on the basic values. The actual painting
of the oranges took roughly 10 minutes and the background
another 10.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Who knew citrus had story time. I LOVE this!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

For a total time of 20 minutes this is terrific! I never did believe Lucy (Peanuts character) when she chastised her brother for painting too quickly - she said, "Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!"
I don't know if you've checked my latest but I have been working with a patterned fabric in the background; I got carried away and it started to become more important than my subject so I had to tone it down. Always love looking at your work.

Mitzi Easley said...

Neat Gwen - well done! I just love your patterns... very inspiring!

Barbara M. said...

Great idea Gwen,

Super painting.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Theresa Bayer said...

Love the creative way you did this exercise to turn it into wonderful fine art!

Karen Bruson said...

Wow, I am impressed. Great job.

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

Nice work Gwen, it turned out great. It is nice to see how you took a very creative approach for this challenge.

Diana Marshall said...

Wow that was fast, well done, must try it out.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

What a great idea! It came out great!

Dean H. said...

What a great idea, Gwen! (Smacking myself) why didn't I think of that?
This came off really fine!