Friday, January 9, 2009

Quick Study

Tequila, 9 x 9, Watercolor
I love doing studies. It's just for "practice" so there's no pressure. I try to convince myself that every piece I create is a practice piece. In that way, for each painting I endeavor to loosen up and take more risks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. That's why it's so great to actually do some studies, that really are for practice. If you like the result, great. If you didn't, you had a good experience and valuable lesson. Win win all around. Sometimes, as in this study, I start right in painting, with no under-drawing.

5 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

No drawing? Goodness you did really well as if you drew it first! Can't think of the last time I did that.... I like the distortion behind the objects.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Beautiful! More of these! This is how you make the best painting — call them what you will. The less fear and worry, the better (I'm going to post that sentence above my drawing table). And as for using pencil, it took me decades to get off the pencil crutch and learn to draw with my brush.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I dont care what you call them, they are great.
Shabat Shalom.

Hillary Miller said...

Erika, Suzanne, Irit, thank you so much! Suzanne, I so relate to your work which is all about this kind of approach. Definitely more to come!

RoseAnn Hayes said...

FABULOUS!!! The perfect blend of crispness with fluidity in the bottle and glass. I love it, love it, love it! Hillary, teach me how to do that, please!!! :)