100 Starts – Number 88

Number 88 of my 100 Starts project
Number 88 of my 100 Starts project

I used larger brushes for this Start because I wanted to work on a new habit of using more paint and also make bolder strokes that I don’t fuss with. It also helped me see in large shapes rather than get caught up in details too much.

It definitely make the cap shape a challenge, but I like the areas where you can see flat strokes that aren’t blended away. This is a good exercise for me to practice looser, more expressive qualities of painting, in contrast to attempting to spell out every element clearly.

I’d like to work toward a point where I can paint with expressive strokes while drawing good shapes that don’t cause a distraction by being inaccurate.

Now that I’m in the home stretch I wanted to start posting these daily. The previous studies can be found here.

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