Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekly Challenge

Ten Minute Jars
10" x 8"
oil
My entry for the Weekly Challenge: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges. 
The task was to paint the same object several times... at only ten minutes each time.  Terrific exercise!  When the timer goes off, brush is put down and no cheating.  This tiny, two inch tall jar contains a Steven Assael painting medium recipe given to me by an artist friend. 
Top two rows: #2 bristle filbert, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light, and white.  And #4 sable and black for lettering.
Bottom two rows: #2 bristle filbert, permanent alizarin, thalo blue, cadmium yellow deep, and white.  #4 sable and black for lettering.
My heart raced faster than my brush while the timer ticked.  Good practice for increasing painting speed and loosening up brush stroke technique.  Today, I'll let myself paint the jar again... this time taking as long as I want!

11 comments:

Sonya Johnson said...

Hi Diane - I just saw this painting on the Daily Paintworks Challenge page - it's great, and one of my favorites so far.

I am glad I found your blog; your work is wonderful, and I enjoy that you post about your process or thoughts as well.

DMannion said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Sonya! And I'm glad you liked my 10 minute Challenge painting. I visited your blog and think your work's gorgeous. http://sonyajohnsonart.blogspot.com/
And I'll be watching how you do with the Challenges! Your Florida car is terrific, by the way.

Kerry Daley said...

This is sensational Diane! I also spotted it on the Challenge Page. I can't wait to see the long version.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Kerry! It felt really strange taking as much time as I needed to do the large version. Missed that ticking timer. Will post it later today.

DSM said...

This is one of my favorites on the page of challengers; guess it's the pattern repitition. Sweet little honeys!

DMannion said...

Thank you, David.

Linda Popple said...

I LOVE this!! I saw it on the DPW challenge and it really caught my eye. All the same subject, but each is so unique. Well done!

Anita Tresslar said...

You are A very brave person to use this subject. Great job!

DMannion said...

Thanks, Anita! I was either brave or a fool. It wasn't easy, I was really tense and it took a lot of energy. My hand hurt the next day from holding the paintbrush. Helped using a limited palette, though.

DMannion said...

Thank you, Linda. It's such a great challenge. Can hardly wait to the next one.

Kate Merriman said...

Love this! Is it for sale??