- Choose your format, i.e. size and material of substrate. In the videos I am working on three 19"x24" sheets of Bristol, which are pinned to the wall.
- Get out your materials. I'm using a paint, a bit of collage (and matte medium for adhesive), graphite, and Caran d'Ache NeoColor II crayons.
- Start the timer and get to work. Stop (optional) when the thirty minutes are up.
The first video is the first round of the 30-minute exercise in time-lapse. The second video shows actual time and I chat a bit about what's going on in my head.
|This is where the first 30-minutes ended up.|
|This is where the second video ends up. These are all still works in progress, but they are looser and more surprising, or at least different, than if I had not imposed the 30-Minute rule.|
The hardest thing about this exercise is to remember that CONTINUOUS work for 30-minutes is the ONLY rule. You don't have to cover the page or the multiple substrates, you certainly don't have to finish anything; you don't have to make anything you like; you don't have to work fast.
I would love to hear of your experience if you try this. You can change the time frame if you like - twenty minutes, or an hour, or five minutes - as long as you stick to the continuous rule. Let me know how it goes!
This looks very useful. I wonder if, while you're working on 3 pieces simultaneously, you begin to see them as a whole. If so, it seems like it would be tricky to have a good overall composition and also good compositions in each of the 3 pieces.ReplyDelete
Not thinking about it, and not worried about it. This process results in some "starts". It is nowhere NEAR time to start looking at major compositional issues.Delete
I could watch you paint all day!!! Beautiful so far can't wait to see the finished pieces!!ReplyDelete
Nice video, and thanks for pointing out you painted in primary colors. Not a color combo I'm comfortable working in.ReplyDelete
thanks for those two videos. inspirational -- I forget "uncommitted" is good too. learned to be free-er from you. :)ReplyDelete