February 22, 2009

Little Berries

Acrylic on Canvas

With a little left-over paint, I did a super quick sketch of the strawberries. This was about 10 minutes, if that, and the canvas is a 3-inch square. You know, the kind that just jump into your basket while waiting in line at Blick's. 

I think one of the things that works in these little rushed sketches is that I only have time to go for the bigger shapes and that the entire canvas stays wet with paint, so that I apply new strokes thickly and lightly. Wish I could get that going in bigger paintings too. It's hard with acrylic, but I'll persevere. 

1 comment:

Gwen Bell said...

I like everything about it...the brush strokes, colors, background. Very nice, Gringo!