Quick Paintings and Quick Decisions

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of a Seated Woman
Quick Paintings Require Quick Decisions

I painted many 20-minutes sketches this morning of a model with the SDWS Thursday life group. 

A twenty-minute sketch does not give a lot of time for planning, measuring, and color choice. You have to be fast and trust your instincts. Later you can wonder about the orange in the hair, pink stripe on the forehead, or the proportions of the thighs, but in the moment you work at the speed of light and hope for the best. It is one of my favorite ways to paint.

This is a 13 X 20-inch gouache painting on black paper.  

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2 Responses to Quick Paintings and Quick Decisions

  1. Sheila Greer says:

    Such a lovely “catch”of the moment! Love your work, Sarah!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AANGEE says:

    The light!

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

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