Painting warm -up

9 x 18 on 140lb coldpress, Fabriano paper. My current issue of The Artists magazine had an article by Robert Burridge on warm-up exercises. I'm trying to stop being so fussy about little things and try to learn the big things like light, shapes and color. It's easy to zero in on an area and forget about the rest of the painting. He only used acrylic paint in red, yellow, orange, magenta and white. As this is watercolor and I don't use white, I had to improvise.This was a very helpful article and helpful exercise for me. I ended up taking the painting outside to photograph it as the light was better.

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C. Brown

About C. Brown

I'm 58 yr. old. I work full time for a private non-profit organization in Ohio.  I try to draw or paint something every day.  At the moment the majority of the pictures I will be posting here are from my sketch book so there are going to be sometimes unfinished paintings and some with obvious eye sores here and there in the painting. Watercolor can be unforgiving and I'm working on understanding what to expect from it. Once I build up some confidence I would like to take a basic drawing class at the Columbus Community College and also a Saturday figure drawing class at Columbus College of Art and Design. Now that I'm a member of the Artists Daily community I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all the free instructional downloads available to members. 

Comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome.