Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten Minute Apples

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife

Another thing about the 30 day challenge is that you get to post work that is finished, unfinished or simply a study. Today's painting is an exercise I learned from Carol Marine. You divide your canvas into fourths. in each square, you paint a simple object in ten minuets. That's it! Just ten minutes and not a stroke more. The process is repeated four times. This was the first time I have ever tried the exercise. I learned a lot from it. You can see the progression with the first apple being the upper left. The last one is the lower right.


  1. Well done, Mike. Love your knife work. It's my favorite exercise, and I learned it from Carol as well.