AMO (Artist Mentors Online) runs a monthly challenge with some sort of theme and this month (December) it was to complete a painting in 100 strokes or less. So obviously, the idea is to pick something fairly simple, that you will be satisfied with and can complete in 100 strokes or less. I choose a simple martini glass on a black background. One hundred strokes may sound like a lot, but I can assure it isn’t, even when it’s something simple. It took over sixty brushstrokes just for the glass and swizzle stick.
Little did I know that all those straight lines would reveal my shaky hands. I think I’ll do another challenge painting, but pick something that won’t require lots of straight lines. Maybe an apple, or a cherry.
Oh, and I did this one with 92 strokes. Couldn’t see any place to use the other eight so I called it done.
7×5″ oil on linen panel
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