I found my t-shirt today, so I decided to paint it with fruit and a coffee cup with it. First still life with a t-shirt I’ve ever seen.
Changing up the format today. After going to Daniel Smith art supply and buying some Fredrix canvas boards I learned that they suck without any Gesso applied. Not a big deal, I want this to be a longer painting so I’m just using this session as a study session for my t-shirt still life.
During this painting I did figure out what I wanted to focus on for my next paintings, Longevity and Drawing. Of course I need to learn to draw better, that comes with time, but if I lack the ability to stick with a painting or drawing for more than an hour it is going to take forever to learn anything. I need to work on sticking with a drawing or painting for longer and longer sessions.
My process will be to time myself on how long I spend on an painting or drawing and try and beat that time next session. I also need to plan breaks in between, this may be the key to keep going for really long sessions. So tomorrow I will be really strict about timing myself and taking breaks. My goal will be 1.5 hours, and each painting after that I will increase the time by at least 5 minutes. So 6 painting from now I should be at 2 hours, 12 paintings 2.5 hours and so on. I may increase the time that I try to beat each painting by… On second thought I’m not going to set a time to beat it by, I will just try and beat my previous time, I’m sure that within 6 paintings I will be pushing 2.5 hours, then beating that time will be harder.
To sum up, here are my goals for the next n number of paintings and drawings.
Drawing focused and accurate.
Longevity and timing my sessions to beat my previous.
My hierarchy of painting importance