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That's right, it's time again for the 10-minute challenge. You know you need a refresher! And if you haven't done it yet, you're gonna love it!
Get a timer. Divide your canvas or canvases (I used 2 - 6x6in panels) into 8 or so small squares (or rectangles). They should be smallish - a couple or 3 inches square or thereabouts - they don't have to be perfect. Now choose ONE object. Just one. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Paint your object in the first square. When the timer goes off - stop! I mean it. Repeat until you are done. You can rotate your object and/or change the light for each new square. Don't go back and “fix” the old ones, or else you won't see your progress.
You want to get a feel for your object in terms of brush strokes. Make sure you SQUINT and SIMPLIFY! Whatever you do, DON'T get bogged down by the details or you'll never finish. Try to think of it NOT as an apple (or whatever you've chosen) but rather just shapes and colors and values. Paint what you see - not what you THINK you see. If you find yourself doing the same thing every time - experiment! You won't learn unless you try something different. Expect the first one to be bad - you are getting a feel for just how long 10 minutes is. They will only get better. If not, try it again tomorrow. Have fun!
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.