Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunset Swans, 7 minutes

Sunset swans
7-minute sketch
watercolor on Arches cold-pressed paper
I am not terribly fond of this painting, but that's not entirely the point.  I have a tendency to labor over watercolors and overwork them, so I wanted to spend some time painting as quickly as possible to learn o work quickly and not labor the painting.  However, I was unhappy with the previous one and spent two more minutes adding a touch of blue.  I may want to redo it more carefully.  But I need to do these quick sketches, like finger exercises, even if they do not always turn out well.

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