Monday, October 24, 2011

Ten Minute Challenge

Six Gourds

     The Daily Paintworks Challenge this week was to divide your canvas into small sections and then paint the same subject in each section, allowing only ten minutes per section. I used the little gourd that sits on my window sill in the studio. Our house if full of gourds because of Bill's work, but this one is mine. I think its stem is so graceful.
     At first, I thought I could not paint it over and over again, but now I see the value of the Challenge. The variety of treatments is probably endless, and giving myself only ten minutes to do each one prevented me from belaboring the task.
     The painting is not for sale. I washed it down. I did the work for the exercise and for the discipline. It was worthwhile.