Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fruit Of The Vine-Grapes Still Life

Close ups

Oil on 6x6 canvas pad. Divided into 4 3x3 squares.

This is my contribution to this week's DPW's The Ten Minute Challenge - Again posted by Carol Marine .
The rules: Get a timer. Divide your canvas (I used a 6x6in piece of canvas pad) into small squares (or rectangles). They should be smallish - a couple or 3 inches square or thereabouts. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Paint your object in the first square. When the timer goes off - stop! Repeat until you are done. You can rotate your object and/or change the light for each new square.
paint just shapes and colors and values. Paint what you see- not what you THINK you see.

This is the second time they've ran this challenge. But it is very worth while and really should be repeated on your own many times!

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

Matthew 12: 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.


  1. Nicely done, Dean! The Fruits of Your Brush on these Fruits of the Vine are delectable. And, in only 40 minutes!?!?! Sweet!


  2. Beautifully painted! That's definitely a challenge! Wow! I'd have to double up on my blood pressure meds! to paint that fast.LOL

  3. Thanks for your very tasteful comment, Don! Grapes....maybe even wine...Yum!

  4. Thanks, Hilda....That online timer really makes ya move the brushes.

  5. Thank you, Brad...good to "see" you again.

  6. Love them all. Don't you just love these challenges?

  7. Une manière d'aller à l'essentiel dans l'instant présent...
    Belle réussite en ce qui vous concerne.
    L'oeil s'habitue... N'a-t-on pas tendance à vouloir reproduire ce qu'on a déjà réalisé ?
    Gros bisous

  8. Beautiful colors, Dean.

  9. Angela...I agree...these challenges ARE great!
    Sometimes they almost push me to the limit where I'm tempted not to participate. But, then I do the challenge and almost always learn something from it!

  10. Thank you, Martine. I always enjoy seeing your blog!

  11. Hi, Pam! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I enjoyed seeing all the new posts on your blog that I had missed! :)


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