I had a conversation with a friend who was visiting Seattle last week and we talked about how long it takes to do a small painting. I guessed I would spend 2 or 3 hours on a typical 5x7, while my friend told me that she regularly sets a time limit of 1 hour on her small works.
Honestly, I was amazed that she could be so productive. This week I decided to give it a try for myself.
Each of these small paintings was done in about 1 hour, except that I did a notan sketch and block in for each the day before painting them. I didn't include that in the 1 hour, but it probably amounted to an extra 15-20 minutes in each case.
Here's a selection of the work. In total I did 11 paintings over the course of four days.
Pines in Purple. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2018
Low Sun. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2018
Farm Trees. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2018
Skagit Pink. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2018
Light Over Edmonds. 6x12, oil on linen panel. 2018.
This last painting took much longer than an hour to finish. I actually worked on it over several days.