I don't do daily paintings, although many painters I admire do them regularly or have done them at times in the past. I'm convinced it's a worthwhile undertaking for practice, experimentation and brush mileage.. I've been working on paintings lately that take a lot of time, and while it's fun to watch the images emerge over a series of sessions in the studio, I miss the gratification of sitting down for an hour or two and creating a 'finished' work. I've always been drawn to alla prima painting techniques and small daily paintings foster that approach.
Today I clipped a few roses from the garden and found a blue trimmed pitcher among my meager still life props and made this simple setup. I sure need practice painting roses! They are a challenge! But within an hour or so, I'd competed this little 6" x 6" painting. For lack of a better term, I think of it as a "daily painting." Great practice and fun to do.
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