Lately, I did a five minute painting. I love this process. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and it teaches me a lot about letting go, getting out of my own way, not thinking too much and just letting the painting unfold.
Halfway I had to laugh out loud, about the craziness of this process. I see myself painting like a madwoman – in the meantime making all kinds of mistakes.
For instance: I wanted to add some transparant Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold – but by accident, I grabbed the brush with black paint on it. But: with some white added, it became an interesting sort of greenish color (which I painted over, because it wasn’t so beautiful after all).
I painted for five minutes, and after that I wanted to give myself a second five minutes. Alas, I forget to set the timer, so I believe this second part is about 6,5 minutes long.
It’s a big difference between the first part and the second part, and I think the most important difference is that I covered a lot. By taking away a lot of the ‘noise’ the painting comes together.
Of course I could have taken this painting further, but for now, for this experiment, it’s enough for me.
This is the result of the first five minutes.
I created a small video about it. I’m sorry for the noise of the hairdryer. Normally I would have edited it out, but to get a feeling for the five-minute process I didn’t cut it away. Watch the video here:
Have a wonderful, creative day!