The only magazine I subscribe to at this time is the online magazine called Artists on Art. I have mentioned it on my blog before and I believe I have a link on the sidebar. Yesterday I read an article written by a young artist (well, young to me) named, Hsin-Yao Tseng. He wrote a nice article called Pochade/Building Skills Through Quick Painting. In a nutshell he was encouraging artists to get out of the studio and do quick paint sketches 30-60 minutes long to help build your sight, color, and memory skills. Doubly important for those that use photo references to paint from, which at this time I do not.
Quick sketching, or gesture sketching when drawing the figure, is something I have done myself frequently but I haven't done a 60 minute oil sketch en plein air. I decided to do that today for yesterdays challenge day as well as a regular plein air painting for today's entry.
I set my cell phone timer for 60 minutes and began. Here is the oil sketch:
|© 2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #24, 6"x8", oil on canvas|
|©2013 R.L. Delight, Wave Study #25, 6"x8", oil on canvas|
My time is really short this evening as I have a band rehearsal. These are also Wave Studies number 24 and 25! I am one quarter of the way through my goal of 100 wave studies. I am rather excited about that. Next 25 I will be half way!