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Quick Studies in Oil

Quick Studies – Oil & Acrylic – Friday

oil painting 2 pearsWe are blessed here in Santa Cruz, CA to have so many great art instructors.  For the next 4 Fridays I will be taking an oil, quick studies painting class with Barbara Bailey Porter at the Santa Cruz Art League.  Is there an emoticon for a person jumping for joy?

Using small canvases, big brushes, and a short painting period, the intention is to paint the impression and not overwork or over analyze.  This is a 30 minute painting on an 8×10″ canvas panel, two pears.  I love painting pears, the irregular shapes, the variation in colors, and afterwards the lovely delicious treat of eating the pears!