Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out of shape

Today I went into the studio with every intention of creating a masterpiece. Armed with all my new skills and props I spent at least an hour trying to set up a still life. When I finally found one I liked I panicked since I'm out of practice from my holiday break. I decided to take one element of the still life and do some ten minute studies. I almost gave up in despair after the first two tries but I saw a glimmer of hope after the third and after the last one I felt a bit better. I think I'll exercise again tomorrow.


  1. Ohhhh I don't like that feeling ... Panic! from what I can see you are able to over come it with the 10 minute painting exercises. That really helps calm down those nerves doesn't it? Can't wait to see your finished work.

  2. Don't despair, Kristen! The little studies look great and I like how you varied the positioning/perspective in each one. I have been wiping many of mine away, but I am really enjoying the Exercises nonethey less. It IS making me paint faster when I work on larger paintings!

  3. Love how clean your studio looks. Looks like you did good on the exercises. They are kinda small for my old eyes. : ) Happy New Year!