Tuesday, January 4, 2011

30 minute study

Oh dear...I know there are mixed feelings about posting something that isn't up to snuff, but I have decided to post this study because a) it turned into a study when I had to stop at the 30 minute mark, b) I missed so many posts over the holidays that guilt was taking over and c) everything is a learning experience, oui?
So what did I learn?
a) Well...NOT TO RUSH! (I knew that) b) get the perspective right from the very beginning so that you don't muck over a piece countless times trying to correct it, and so that if you have to stop prematurely, the "bones" will be correct (Really, I knew that too).

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this. Also, I appreciate it when an artist shares work that they feel "isn't up to snuff". I always learn so much from seeing successful art, but I often learn more from seeing art that the artist feels could be improved. So, I thank you for sharing this.

Victoria Arnott

daybe said...

Hey Kim, nice to see you back online, Your perspective comment aside, I think it's a nice painting especially for 30 minutes, Great colours. So I am glad you did post this one.

Kathy Cousart said...

Oui- I still like it and love reading what you as one of the "big girl artists" learned. The getting the perspective right from the very beginning is what I have truly been working on. I like this and admire that you did it in 30 minutes??? I need to fly up to Canada and watch you:)

Rachel Roushey said...

Wow, I am impressed you got all that done in 30 minutes! And glad that you posted it and what you learned.

martinealison said...

Je vous tire ma révérence... je ne parviendrais jamais à créer en trente minutes. Bravo, en plus le résultat est subjuguant.
Bisous.

Sandra said...

I'm on the plane with Kathy!!!

JanettMarie said...

Thanks for sharing Kim. It will be fun to see the finished painting and compare the results.

Mary Anne Cary said...

I think it is important to just paint sometimes, because good or bad it just gets the ball rolling! We can't post masterpieces every day! (Looks good despite what you think)

Kim said...

Seriously you are all SO nice : ) Just when I'm feeling frustrated you guys jump in and are so kind : ) So thank you for your feedback! I thought it was interesting reading that people like to see a piece, warts and all : ) Hopefully I won't have THAT many too share with you (wink).

Katie said...

I think it looks nice. Love the reds and greens. It has a comforting feel to it!

suzanneberry said...

the bold shapes, colors and brushstrokes make such strong and lively statements. i love this series!