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In the heat of the moment

by rogerburnett , April 11, 2014—09:24 PM

Topics: Caribbean, Passion Love, life, nude, painting, sketches

To my mind, water colours are best when thrown down in the heat of the moment. A painting that takes longer than thirty minutes is invariably a failure. Let me clarify that statement by saying that it has taken me seventy years to say what I have to say in less than thirty minutes.

On occasions, I still make the mistake of laboring too long. But then, as I throw aside my failed painting, my model heaves a sigh of relief and stretches like she's never stretched before. It is then that I grab the nearest sheet of paper at yell: "Hold it there...please...just for a couple of minutes!"

In today's painting you have forever that rare couple of minutes.


 

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