12"x9" oil on canvas sold
I couldn't help but admire the submissions to Carol Marine's DPW challenge to painting a small painting for 10 minutes and do it 8x. I haven't been to the store due to inclement weather we've been having in Northwest Arkansas, but I wanted to paint something red. So this is why I chose my nodding kokeshi (Japanese wooden doll) for my subject.
Above was the first half. I am left handed so I had to start at the bottom right. The 2 hours I allotted for the process didn't work out because I had phones calls which I ignored, and a neighbor dropped in on me which I didn't ignore. Then I had to run to an appointment! So I finished the rest when I got back. I found I was more effective when I wasn't so rushed and overwhelmed by time. So I took a short break after each rectangle to finish the rest of the painting and told myself I was approaching the canvas for the first time :) Cleaning the brush to dip into another color was the worst part of it because it took over a minute sometimes! I was happy that some of my watercoloring habits did help me paint it :)