Saturday, January 28, 2012

Painting #28 Reach High

Today in the studio, the job was to create a small painting using as few brushstrokes as possible. As I am usually a detail painter, this was uncomfortable and awkward, so I struggled.

Then I layed down a colorful stroke just right and I was transported to right brain.......all was well! I don't know if you would call it a successful painting but I sure enjoyed the process!!!

Be sure to "Reach High" in all you are worthy of it!

Reach High   5 x 7" oil on panel

                                                               Good day............Ruth Ann


A Time For Art~Daily Paintings by Kristen Dukat said...

How many brushstrokes?? I almost did that exercise yesterday when I was trying to pull myself out of the rut, but I was already too discouraged! I love the contrast of the vibrant apple against the nuetral background!

silentwitness said...

The spontaneity of these strokes shows well, Ruth Ann! This is one of the most difficult exercises. I also like the background color that you often use in your paintings--rather earthy, and as Kristen stated, it sets off the brighter colors beautifully. Congrats on your daily painting efforts, and thanks for sharing!

Ruth Ann Sturgill said...

I appreciate all your feedback!