Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One Brushstroke at a Time

"Tricolor Beech" - oil, 8x6"

I have been a little lax in getting posts up, certainly I haven't been doing it daily.  I will work on that!  I did three small studies yesterday, all here at home, all in oil.  The one above is of a Tricolor Breech that was given to me for Mother's Day.  I love the color of the leaves, which are pink with a dark purple center.  The light was hitting it so that some were very dark, others were bright pink.

I was reading on a blog by Carol Marine, one of the amazing artists I follow, her idea of "counting", or at least "keeping track" of the number of brushstrokes you use.  It makes you slow down and think about what you are doing.  I have heard the same thing for a number of years at different workshops, and I have been working towards that.  Making paintings is an on-going journey of learning!

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