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A simple example of Quick Art

ART is all about challenges, in this case the challenge to produce a still life painting in ten minutes.

I wanted part of it to be in the crude relief of acrylic paint, so daubed that on first to provide the framework for what was to come - a swirl of felt-tips loosely applied to create the feel of spontaneity.

The result is Still Life in Sunlight, another candidate for my bookmark collection.

It is rough and ready, a cacophony of brush and pen strokes on white card - and it is the white that makes it work.

I resisted the temptation to fill the page with colour and let the white do the talking.

PS I spent more than ten minutes on this picture. An hour at least. I think there's a case for quick art. Too much cogitation is sometimes a bad thing.

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