The blog of Ohio artist, Nora Sallows, a compulsive oil painter!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
When you want to paint something but you only have an hour
I get antsy if I go a day or so without painting and that's why I stock a lot of small canvases. I just have a strong compulsion to always be working on SOMETHING! I might only have an hour or so to work so if there is nothing in progress I will grab some props and set up a still life. Flowers are always the best subjects and pots come in a close second. Add some fruit or even a vegetable and you are in business! It can be a challenge to use all three in a painting, especially a small painting like this one, but I tried anyway and I love the result. Working small forces you to pay attention to the big shapes and the design.