Tuesday, October 18, 2011

EDM #44 and 120 Paintings #2

The goal or purpose of doing 120 paintings is from the quote 'You learn a lot about painting from painting 120 bad paintings.'  (See entry below) I definitely learned a lot from this one.  I have done
a lot of sketches of my cats and one thing I learned is it was much harder for me to paint him then draw him.  I also learned 'relax'!  It is 120 'bad' paintings.  I started this last Thursday and it took
a lot longer than the one or two hours that you're supposed to give yourself.  I started fretting and worked really late on it until my eyes felt like they were looking out the side of my head.  I stopped and thought I was far from finished and didn't come back to take a look at it until Monday night when to my surprise I realized he was DONE!  I just needed to highlight his eyes.  I was shocked but it taught me something.  That is one mistake I keep making, I keep working and working on a piece and
over work them too often.  Walk away, leave it and look at it another day!


  1. It has to be said Florence......This is not a bad painting. It is quite lovely.

  2. Hello Florence,
    What a wonderful painting.
    So there is going to be 120 fantastic paintings if this is anything to go by.

  3. ooohhhh! This one is so cute! I think it is great!

  4. Oh, gorgeous! I think your painting is even more interesting than the original photo.