This week’s challenge was inspired by my friend who thought last week’s “Little Black Dress” needed a male counterpart. I liked his suggestion, though I must say that at 4 AM this morning I wasn’t so fond of it! Haha. Let’s just say I got a very late start. Nonetheless, this was the second week in a row that I was able to keep my brushwork loose, so it was a success in my book as far as this challenge is concerned!
This week I gave myself a 2 hour time limit for painting (not drawing), and though I used the full 2 hours, I did keep within that timeframe. I still want to cut that time down though, but I have to give up my technique of glazing (layering the paint) as that is where I invest so much time AND lose the transparency of watercolor…which I’d like to obtain more of in my work. Some habits are hard to break and it is a necessary technique for my more detailed watercolors; so, it’s training new pathways in this brain of mine that is so challenging!
I’m hoping that by giving myself time limits each week I will continually be forced to be quicker, thus looser, giving a simpler and less perfect look which shows more of the inherent beauty of the medium…all of which are goals of mine in this year-long challenge. Praying that in time all of this practice will birth new abilities within me and answered prayers! If you missed my post which explains this year-long challenge, please read You’re Invited To The Unveilings.
Aunt cookie says
Amazing. Love it love aunt cookie
Amy James says
Catching up on the challenges. LOVE THIS! So fun. Love how you did both the guy and the girl. Hope they enjoyed a fun night out on the town. Can just picture it in my mind. : )
Lois Christiansen says
…Catching up on email after vacation…. I love the black tie and little black dress! You are such a good artist!