......came to town the weekend before last. Since he stayed at our home I got to tag along during his workshop (which I would have taken anyway because he is such a knowledgeable and accomplished painter). Pictured above are 12 of the 13 paintings (gave one away) I did that weekend....but here's how:
Tim challenged everyone to do paintings in fewer than 100 strokes. A 'stroke' is every time the brush hits the canvas until it leaves. If you can cover the whole sky without lifting the brush, that's one stroke. If you put a tiny dot in representing a buoy, that's one stroke. A challenge, and also a release because for most of the painting experience it is a concentration on simply stating large shapes and their proper relationships.
Here are a couple at a larger size with the number of strokes noted below:
It was an expanding experience during some unusual August rain, wind and cold...but the company of other dedicated painters made it a rewarding experience. Tim is a good teacher who never seems to run out of energy. Study with him if you get the chance.
Thanks for reading.
Off to Idaho....back later, hopefully with some new paintings.