Sunday, June 17, 2007

Painting without Drawing ...

... or, Sketching with a Paint Brush.

Whichever, I was outside swimming on a beautiful day off (yesterday, Saturday) and didn't want to go inside. But, I *did* want to paint, so I brought out a #12 brush and one paint palette and did this fast one of an interesting litte lantern that's outside on the patio. (You can put a candle inside.) The angles are a bit wonky but for no pre-drawing and a large brush, I didn't think it turned out too badly.

This is a great exercise to loosen up, paint spontaneously and to not agonize over a drawing. I love to draw, though, really I do.

Approximately 12" x 8" on Arches 140 CP.

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