Two more from the Patti Mollica painting workshop.
The top painting I didn't really want to share because it hardly feels like a complete painting - or at least not a very good one - but I think it serves a purpose. The assignment was to paint the composition in 15 strokes. Every time you lift your brush from the canvas it counts as one stroke. This is a very challenging exercise! It was hard to get any color nuances and subtleties with such a task but it helped to give more thought to painting by putting a stroke down and mostly leaving it alone and not dab, dab, dabbing but painting with confidence. It's something that I know if I work on, I'll get better at... as with anything, right? This will be painted over and will become the ground for a new painting in the future
The second painting was created with bold stroke efficiency being the primary concern but without any stroke limit. I think it was timed as well, but I didn't keep good notes on this so I can't remember what the limit was.