Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Linda Blondheim Art Studio The Value of Quick Draw Painting Practice
Honeymoon Island Palms
oil on panel
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This exercise is a warm up for painting. If you get into the habit of the quick draw before you begin serious painting, you will improve your observation, brushwork, and technical skills.
It is simple. Just set a timer for 15 minutes get your palette ready and a small canvas. Paint for 15 minutes, completing the painting in that time. No talking, music or distractions. Do nothing but paint. Do them on Index paper, save them in your notebooks and you will begin to see great improvement over the months. You can use them as preliminary studies for composition, color and values, saving many mistakes by working out problems on the quick draw.
The other reason for doing the quick draw is that it allows you transition time from your everyday life and problems to the focus you need to do good work.