Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ten Minute Orange Studies

These oranges are the result of a challenge posted by that very skilled artist Carol Marine. The goal was to paint eight little studies using only ten minutes for each piece. I was hoping the results would be a lot looser, but you can't change the stripes on the old zebra over night. This was a great exercise, and I hope I learned something from it. Well I know I didn't have enough paint mixed, and did not have the paint thinned to flow more easily...two important factors I believe. That's what you get for not painting for over a month.

oil on canvasboard 2 x 8" x 8"

8 comments:

  1. So many artist's seem to have taken up Carol's challenge and it must be a great learning exercise, must give it a go too.

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  2. Well I think you fared well, in spite of the respite...nice work Vern...good to see you back!

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  3. Just when I wonder where you have been, you pop in with a winner. Can't tell you haven't been painting in over a month!

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  4. I love the total monochromatic look to these oranges, very nice. I loved this exercise and learned so very much, too.

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  5. I think these are wonderful little gems. This was a very cool challenge.
    great work, and a good way to get back to painting.
    I may try it!

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  6. Vern, nothing like a challenge to get you back into the studio. These little oranges look great!

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  7. vern, i love these. i love the graphic quality of the grouping as well. a great challenge and a wonderful response!

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  8. These are great, Vern! IMHO they are loose...well done!

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