I am a week late in painting last Saturday’s Daily Paintworks Challenge.

Ten-Minute Challenge, Oil on Birch Panels

The challenge is to choose a subject and to paint several 10-minute paintings of the subject.  I chose a game piece and a wooden pattern block from my early childhood.  After an exhausting eighty minutes of painting, only ten-minutes per square I took a break for dinner and then painted another, larger version of the same subject.

One Hour Painting, 10" x 10" oil on wood panel

The ten-minute paintings were done on two, 9″ square wood panels.  The second, one-hour painting, was done on a 10″ square wood panel.

I will definitely repeat this exercise.  I look forward to doing it outdoors as soon as the weather breaks.