5 x 7
Pastel on Pastel Premier Sanded Paper
I have a new goal or way of trying to stay fast and loose. Aside from painting small so I don't have a big commitment, I can also put a time limit on myself. I know - so novel huh? Yeah. No. It's been done for ages...but it was like an "aha" moment for me.
Anyway, these are some purple cone flowers (Echinacea) I saw on a Saturday morning by the coffee shop. I couldn't resist stopping to take some photos. By afternoon they were in a painting.
Painting time - 30 minutes. I probably still fussed with it longer than I should have. I think it lost some of it's "freshness". I think painting is like taking standarized tests sometimes. I took boot camp type class in how to pass a certain test (e.g., the Project Management Institute PMP test). In the class, you learn your testing style. For example, I learned I am a "bad" answer changer - I should stick with my first instinct rather than second guess and change my answer. The majority of the time I did that, my answer was right to begin with. So it is with painting, I need to stick with my first instinct. I'm actually starting to develop one!