This was the last painting I did at Nancy's workshop. We did timed paintings so that we would not get too bogged down. I always like my paintings better if I don't allow myself to keep noodling. This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.
Some of Nancy's thoughts and stresses....
"Quick impressions have a spontaneous power and engage the viewer."
"Use a bigger brush, lots of paint, and the result just may be a looser, free-er painting."
"Spend more time looking (yes, while squinting) and less time applying paint. Mindless brushing will guarantee a weak painting.
The Mountain Brook Art Festival is this Saturday at the Crestline Athletic Field. The hours are 9 - 4. Come out and see me and lots of other artists.