Tuesday, 9 August 2011

30 Minute paintings

12cm x 9cm acrylic on paper

30 minute study, an exercise by Craig Nelson from his book,' 60 minutes to Better Painting'.
The trick is to paint small, paint fast and don’t be tempted to back and tidy things up to a finish. I was really tempted to sort the vase out, moving the top slightly right, but the time was up...ping.

'Focus your efforts on the essence of the subject and don't get bogged down in tiny details'. Craig Nelson.

It reminded me of one I did a few weeks back which took about 2hrs so I suppose it's not a bad start.

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