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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Minute Challenge .. done??

I decided to take up Rose's challenge after posting the speedpainting link. I put up the camera, paper, pastels, etc. I found a photo of a stump with some flowers and started. Evidently I didn't turn on the timer and ran two minutes before I realized.

Well, I couldn't do that one again as I had practice on that photo. I picked a photo of some flowers and started again. I should have worked on black paper to have the darks in place, ha.

Here is the painting and reference, and video of my minute challenge painting. This is a lot of work for one minute of practice. Heh. (More work than you think, I waited over an hour this evening to post the video and about 15 minutes now, so the video will just wait. Drat!) The painting looks NOT better than a 5th grader! Seriously, a fifth grader would probably do better. The minute goes flying by!


Rose Welty said...

Jo, I think it looks great. I cheated, I've seen that iris before. I'm pretty sure the guy in the video had planned that painting out before too. Your flowers are lovely...and you've got multiple colors in there. I tried to do two values with the ink and I just gave up, too hard in so short a time. So, I think you did well.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Rose. I could never get the video up. Joanna offered to take it and change it to a different system, MP4, or some such to upload better. I said one minute of practice wasn't worth several hours. I will have to get a little camcorder (that is probably not the correct term) she says.

She saw a guy painting like that on the street in Austin and bought a painting for Jennie. Pretty nifty.

The spray paint artists work hard at that and practice. Can't be healthy getting the paint all over them and breathing it in all the time. Yikes.

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