Small prepretory paintings are a good way to discover if a full size painting is going to work. sometimes i do these in one stretch over a week sometimes just one at a time just before the actual painting. The more experience I have painting, the more I try to distill into the essential, trying to let go of the story and just PAINT. Especially when I do the small sketches I start to grasp what a painting can actually be and I get closer to the painter I want to become.
Betsey Nelson is offering a weekend workshop in the landscape painting as design this "Art Experience" is offered through the Sedona Arts Center Jan 23 & 24, 2010. For details click HERE.