Tuesday, January 7, 2014

And I'm Off!

Feeling rusty and anxious about "re-entering" today,  
I challenged myself to do a 
"No Map Exercise".

The idea is to paint just the big shapes in the right value
without any pre- mark making, measuring, or drawing!
(No map.)  

I know a lot of awesome painters who do this very successfully
 but to me, it's like driving without my glasses. 
(I'm such a girl scout. I need a map!)    
You can see where I cheated on the orange pitcher, 
and got off track with the yellow cup. 
(Those red marks are from a previous start)

It's great to be back in the saddle !  


  1. Love those vibrant colors. Talk about someone who always gives herself a challenge!! Happy New Year.