August 29, 2013
Painting studies and doing the same thing multiple times is another good way to improve. When I took a workshop with Maggie Siner she recommended doing between 5-8 small studies to perfect your composition.
This goes along with painting the same subject until you have it right.
My last blog showed examples of my efforts to improve on my first painting of the donuts with a white paper bag. My last painting includes a paper bag along with an apple. My last painting is the one I like the best so practicing on the subtleties of the paper bag was worth the number of practice paintings for studies.