Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mr. and Mrs.

 I call this little painting Mrs. Pitcher... so  feminine! She is one of my two entries (see her mate below) to this week's painting challenge. The challenge was to mix a new color each time I put down a different stroke. This forced me to have to really focus on value and temperature, and to paint with real precision.

Here's Mister Mister... my second entry to this  challenge. I did two because the challenge was so enlightening.  So often I fuss with my paintings to the point where I overwork them and they seem to loose some of their vitality. This challenge - using a new color for each stroke - helped keep the paintings looking fresh and spontaneous.  I love it when I learn a new trick!

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