Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The 10 Minute Oil
This little series of postcard oil paintings were done on Wallis sanded paper. And they are little - 4x6 to be exact. For me there is a beauty in working small sometimes, especially if I am under a time constraint and want to get into the studio. There's always a little wet paint on the palette and even with limited time there's something to be learned while painting. These small timed studies force the painter into quickly deciding what the "essence" is of the subject. There is no time to waver on color/mass or composition - you just put it down and go.