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September 18, 2013

37 minutes – luckily that’s how much I can spare every other day for something that I like/love doing…

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This is just an experiment, that was carried out after reading Sarah’s post “37 minute painting”. She tried it out herself – painted really quickly, as her time was limited – this resulted in a very nice fresh painting. Apparently “this technique breaks you out of getting fixated on details” (I’m still not sure how Sarah managed to capture the light on every fruit and all the drapes of the table cloth…), but if you want to find out more make sure you read her post.

All I can say from my experience – get absolutely everything ready before you start painting, as when you start you realize that these minutes disappear mega quick!

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Well, that’s the first attempt. I guess there’ll have to be a few more before I learn what to start with and how to move forward working extremely fast. I must admit it was a fun exercise, so if you paint,  I recommend to try it out.



Gouache on paper (size – standard A3)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2013 8:13 pm

    I really like your result, it is fresh and crisp and gives all the information needed. great job. Sarah

    • September 23, 2013 3:39 pm

      Thank you, Sarah. It probably isn’t too bad for the first attempt, but I can see that I’ll need to practice some more! I love this technique just because it’s just 37 minutes and you have “something”. K.

  2. September 18, 2013 8:55 pm

    like the fruit just fallen from the tree

  3. September 19, 2013 4:50 am

    I belong to The Trodden Path and there is a group of us who paint 20 minute paintings. You are right, you have to be organized before you start! It is a great exercise.

    • September 23, 2013 3:41 pm

      Thank you for leaving a comment, Kathie. 37 minutes weren’t enough, so I can’t imagine how much I’d get done in just 20… I guess it will be interesting to try this out! K.


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