Friday, February 18, 2011

Study of a Kiss...or kiss off!

3" x 3" acrylic on wood panel x 12

Some may know what this series is all about while others will be utterly confused and unimpressed at the incomplete work.

This is The Daily Paintworks' Challenge #2 and this time Carol Marine was the culprit. The idea was to pick one object to paint for eight or so 10 minute studies...and not a second more, brushes down. I found this challenge to be an incredibly frustrating dance of two steps forward and three steps back. But I did have my moments. I learned a lot...I discovered that I do not like to be rushed - lol!

: )

Seriously, the objective was for us to become more efficient, to simplify and not get snagged in the in the first study in Round 1. All issues worthy of addressing, no doubt. This may become a ritual with future paintings.


  1. I LOVE your kisses! The brushwork on the kisses and the backgrounds are both very beautiful!

  2. Thank you and so good to hear from you, Liza.

    I'm living vicariously through your ocean series of Southern Spain. What a memorable trip , yes?

  3. Hi Marilyn,

    I love your kisses too. They were all excellent. I discovered the same thing doing those exercises, but I like the end result with yours. It is a fantastic discipline, and especially good for someone like me who can get lost in obsessive pondering about major work.


  4. Barbara,

    Amen sister - I can be the queen of layering and stumbling through the hard way with my blended wood panel pieces so this exercise was a refreshing change.

    Congratulations on your recent show!!

  5. LOVE how you've captured the light, Marilyn! BeaUUUtiful colors and textures throughout the series--