Mary Benz Gilkerson is a very good artist and also a generous one. She likes to help other artists on their art journey. For the month of January, she has challenged us to focus on consistency over quality. The plan is to do a quick 20-30 minute painting each day for five days. Set up the paint, mix paint and then put the timer on for 20-30 minutes. Use our biggest brushes and go for it! I’ve posted my five small paintings below. Check out her website at marybenzgilkerson.com. and see other artists work for this challenge at #ArtWorkLivingChallenge
Day one. Bird of Paradise. 6×6″ on canvas paper.
2nd Day. The Virginia Asters (below). I have done this painting several times and tried it today in Gouache. 5×6″ on watercolor paper.
Day 3. Painted from one of my photos, Coreopsis in red vase. 8×10″ Oil on canvas.
Day 4. Three amigos tomatoes from my garden last year. 6×6 on canvas paper. 20 minute painting.
Day 5! final day of the challenge. Taken from a photo, manarch on 8×10″ canvas. 25 minute session.