Sunday, May 01, 2011

some more one hour paintings




I am really enjoying the challenge of painting for one hour. Have any of you tried it? I feel like lessons are being learned. I am being more decisive (you have to be), not so critical (who has time?) and you don't get attached to the piece. You let it come and then you are done. Yes, there is a tiny bit of temptation to go back in and fix this or that but I didn't do it and I won't. You have heard it before I am sure but it is true, if you want to paint, paint, if you want to write, write. So often just the getting to it causes problems.

I hope your weekend was full and great.
xo

10 comments:

nacherluver said...

You're doing such a good job! I love the simplicity the one hour is bringing. Lovely paintings and great subject matters.

Mousy Brown said...

Oh Dana - they are lovely! I particularly like the pear, any chance it could come and live at my house??? :D

Catherine Denton said...

Each of those in one hour?? That's amazing. They're gorgeous! Okay, now you've inspired me. Gonna set my timer...
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Jenny Petricek said...

So hard to believe these only took 60 minutes...esp with how textured the antique glass bottles are! Wow!

Regina said...

These are beautiful!! I can't believe you are making them in 1 hour each! Amazing job. I love the simplicity and colors. Very summer like.

Garden Girl☺ said...

Oh my goodness!!!! They are absolutely beautiful!

cat said...

These are so pretty! I had an art teacher challenge us to do this (a painting in one hour) once many years ago, and it remains one of my favorite projects. Haven't been painting much lately, but this makes me want to try it again :)

Nic Hohn said...

Love your still life paintings. What a great 'discipline' to develop. good for you Dana!

debra cooper said...

These are absolutely amazing! I can't believe you only spent an hour on them--sooo inspiring!!

AG Ambroult said...

yeas, there is definitely something about the forced loose-ness of a one hour painting. Not time to get too picky, just going with the flow. I love the pear painting too!