Week 2 of my challenge. I decided to challenge myself to do paintings using only 30 strokes. I think this will help me get to know my brushes and also learn a little about composition. I am expecting my paintings to improve as the week goes by. With this first painting, I used the same brush for all strokes… my favourite, a filbert. I learned to save some strokes for highlights, and to perhaps do a bit more thinking and planning before starting. I'm going to be strict with myself… no throw aways, restarts, or cheating on stroke counts. I will even post the ones I really am not happy with. I am in Sun Peaks, BC right now, and really enjoying all the inspiration here. The trees are lovely and it is snowing almost every day…. things that I really love. Looking forward to this week.
Liz R. Derksen is an artist living in BC.