The Fifty Stroke Apple
Last week's Class Challenge was to paint an apple with fifty strokes!
(Well, OK, fifty-ish!)
Here is my demo, painted on a 6x6" piece of toned, sanded paper.
Here are some student examples...
A few of my students did more than one. Aren't they great!!!
A great exercise for many reasons...
- Knowing that you have to use minimal strokes, forces you to make each one very intentional.
- Fewer strokes make the painting seem more fresh and lively.
- Often leaving some of the paper showing creates a spontaneous feel to the piece.
For this coming week's class we will keep to a similar theme of "Less is More".
We will try some mini-landscapes using minimal strokes. Please bring small paper sizes for this exercise. 3x5", 5x7", or 6x6".
I love it when I have to stay home and get things done and it turns out to be a snowy day! It feels good to be home safe and warm and accomplishing something! Hope you can draw or paint today!