The time constraint really made me think about what I was going to do before I put brush to paper. Plan the colors, plan the procedure (ok...background first, then foreground, then shadow, then shoe, and finally the laces), get ready, get set.....GO!
I wasn't going to name these little exercise pieces, but I couldn't help being a smart aleck with the title. :-P
7" X 5", acrylic on Canson paper
© 2009, Lisa Walsh
I gotta admit, it was fun. The paint had to go on quick, thick and opaque to cover the black gesso background. No muss, no fuss, no smoothing or blending or glazing, just lots o' paint from palette to paper, as fast as my little half-inch brush could pick it up. Under normal circumstances, would I still be fiddling with this? You betcha. But I'm liking the lessons learned from this little study, so there will be more in the coming days.
My Muse is wiping sweat from my brow. To brevity, and beyond!