Every day before I write a blog I paint. I paint a two inch (5 cm) square section of the painting I am working on. It takes me between 15 minutes to 90 minutes depending on how complicated the square is. Sometimes I get lucky and have a square that is one solid color, because I am lazy, I am always happy when I get one of those. Most squares however, have a lot of detail with different colors, those require a lot of mixing and are time consuming.
The photo above shows the square I painted today. It took me about 80 minutes to paint it. The picture I am painting is of a bunch of autumn maple leaves lying on the ground, so most squares have a lot of detail and require a lot of mixing colors.
The photo below shows all the tubes of paint I squeezed into today’s two inch square.
You can see the whole painting in "Current Work" on my website: