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Friday, March 19, 2010

#019 Leah, a Siberian Tiger


Teri has taken over as administrator of a 20 min challenge blog. At first I dismissed even trying to do anything in 20 minutes … but the idea of trying wouldn’t go away. I am truly surprised at how well it turned out. Beginner’s luck!

I’ve commented before that it is difficult for me to paint loosely…. And here I did it. This is so unlike what I generally do, yet I find myself rather fascinated by it. I initially drew with very watered down paint and then jumped in. I was working on very nice paper, #300 Arches – the back of an old reject. The good paper helped … and it helped that I recently did a very careful pen and ink of this tiger’s brother.

8 comments:

Teri C said...

Elva, if no other reason, I am glad I took over the TMC so you could read about and try this. It is just fabulous!!!!!!!! Funny how that little voice was nagging you and now you know why. I just love this painting.

Laure Ferlita said...

In the Imaginary Trips, we practice going "lead-less" AND painting very quickly on a couple of the exercises, and without fail, there are always some real "gems" that come out of the exercises simply because we don't have time to second guess or overwork.

Love the immediacy of this sketch, Elva! you've captured the essence of the tiger! Very well done!!

kslaughter said...

Oh my goodness, this is wonderful, Elva! I just love the way the focus is on the face and then the circular motion goes out from there. I always appreciate your sharing your progress---can't wait to see your next 20 min painting!

D Hawk said...

This is a beautiful water color painting! Great work

freebird said...

Great job. It's a wonderful pic.

cindyzlogic said...

Fantastic painting in 20 min...sheesh!! I would really feel under pressure...like in the game "Pictionary". Well done!

Kelly said...

Wow!! You did this in 20 minutes? Spectacular...

Tammie Lee said...

It is fun to hear your story about this piece. A girlfriend gave me an art (pencil drawing)lesson last night. She spoke a lot about wanting to loosen up her style and get faster.

Your tiger is adorable and the painting skill is wonderful.