Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ten Minute Jars, 2013

NFS 10 Minute Challenge, 2013!

 Third year I've subjected myself to the, 10 Minute Challenge led by Carol Marine.   Fabulous exercise and good but tough practice.  Interesting what can be accomplished in only ten minutes.  Painted each jar in ten minutes.
Used same jar the first two years, but this year settled for a simple baby food jar.  Set a kitchen timer for ten minutes and waved the magic brushes.  Beads of sweat popped out on my forehead,  teeth clenched, head ached, heart beat faster.  Walked around between each 10 minute session, stretched, pet the dog, opened the refrigerator...  It's not easy!  Takes total focus.
First row-ultramarine blue, red iron oxide.
Second row-ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson.
Third row- black and white
Fourth row- Party colors and all of above.
Now comparing the three years, searching for evidence of skill advancement.  Worrying about getting too loose!  But pleased with the results of a painful, painterly tradition.

Diane Mannion, 10 Minute Jars, 2011, oil on panel
Diane Mannion, 10 Minute Jars, 2012, oil on panel


Jerry Stocks said...

I love all three paintings. I hope to take one of your bootcamp workshops some day.

Linda Popple said...

I LOVE these paintings! Interesting with the different palettes used in this year's painting. Great job!!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Jerry. I've been doing short bootcamp exercises in all my regular classes for warm-ups and fun (even though they seem like torture to some folks). Hope to see you there.

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Linda. It's a wonderful tradition at DPW.