Thursday, September 8, 2016

Speed Painting & Painting Over, Day #2

In addition to the constraint of the lesson directions—20 seconds to cover a 9x12" sheet with a few paint colors, I had the further constraints yesterday and today of being away from home and using Blick student grade matte acrylics for the first time.

What does Blick put in those paints anyway, molasses?

You'd think a gal who speaks and reads at the speed of lightning might bring some natural talents to this speed painting gig.


Had to cheat to fill the page.

Good thing cheating is in my skill set.

psl #4
psl #5
psl #6
lifting paper


  1. LOL, looking very interesting. :)

    1. I'm back home today and will find my way into my studio space by hook or by crook. These are fun to create. They feel frantic and messy and ugly in the making but then offer up some visual pull when I step back.

    2. do I understand correctly you are over line painting done on day 2?
      I really love the colors and movement. I find that it's a good idea to put a painting away for awhile in order to look with a fresh eye, especially if you feel its not going right and want to fiddle!

    3. I'm doing a lesson that requires me first to paint a sheet of 9x12" paper with 3-4 colors in 20 seconds, then scribble over the wet paint with a graphite crayon, and then lift some of the wet paint by pressing a fresh sheet of paper on top. I've now got six "starts" and two "lifting papers" at the ready for the second part of the lesson. Stay tuned!

  2. Looks already pretty interesting for a first layer!

    1. I know! I'm already thinking it'll be hard for me to cover over! BUT that's the lesson and that's where I want to gain more detachment. Picture me in my studio this afternoon forging ahead : )