I tried something a little different today in the studio. I am going to be doing a demo this Saturday at Granville Fine Arts Gallery as part of the Artwalk event that day- 11:30 to 1:30 if you're in the neighbourhood.
I'm planning to paint one of my images from the Italian trip but I wasn't sure which one. I decided to try several 8 x 10" colour sketches. The goal was to be quick, use a big brush and leave out as much detail as possible. I spent less than an hour on each of the three paintings I did.
I had fun, although it was stressful to work that fast and not get into detail. I know this is a very good exercise for me and I plan to do it a lot more- I think my work sometimes suffers from too much detail.
Bye the way, I chose the bottom image to paint as my demo.