Bird's the Word, 6 x 6
I have been wanting to step it up in my painting, so DUH! I actually AM doing daily small paintings, i.e. "warm ups" each and every day. Recently, I was reading the blog of a fellow painter and friend, Kathy Cousart, who described a terrific workshop recently held here in Atlanta with an artist I admire, Carol Marine. Carol did one demo wherein she was counting the brushstrokes, trying to capture the subject in as few as possible (I think she did it in 47). The little study above is a result of my challenge to me to do just that: this one was about 60 strokes; it was fun and energizing - YAY!
Early tomorrow I'm joining a plein air group up in north Georgia to paint on a farm, continuing on the quest to get out of the studio and keep it fresh and loose!
Also, as of today, we scheduled another one-day workshop at Huff Harrington Fine Art. It will be on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at the gallery in Buckhead. Huff Harrington is quite a lovely place to paint, and one can sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (404) 257-0511.