Challenge Group member Robin Cheers came up with this little doozy for us and instructed us to: "Set a timer for 30 MINUTES. And start painting!! When the timer dings, chirps, rings, beeps, whatever, you are DONE. Stand back and see what you accomplished! The idea is of course, to get in as much as you can - to mass in, to respond quickly to what you see and not analyze. You can work big or small."
My first attempt, a small rough portrait sketch, was hardly worth showing after 30 minutes, so I tried again. Thirty minutes is not long to get much blocked in. I considered doing a quick little sky study. I've painted some simple landscapes for Quick-Draw events in an hour. I thought maybe I could get the basics painted in half that time, with absolutely no detail.
I also considered that I had tried some oil sketches at our figure drawing salon. They were pretty rough, even from our longest poses of 20 minutes. So I thought I'd try a quick figure study in oil. Thirty minutes is just enough time to block in the form's shadows and shapes, then add a few highlights.
Oil on canvas
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin
Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Posted by Diana Moses Botkin at 10:09 AM