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The Fifty Stroke Apple

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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! 
Judy www.judyalbrightart.c…