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10 Minute Challenge

 10 MINUTE WATERCOLOR SKETCHES


I followed the 10 minute painting exercise from the weekly Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge is to set a timer for 10 minutes, paint and then stop. I feel like I did improve after the fourth sketch. It especially helped in judging the water ratio, as my first sketch is very washed out compared to my last. 



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  1. That sounds like a beautiful day, and the memories that you and your daughter will share are going to be priceless! I really admire your dedication to your art, with the 10 minute exercises. In that short of time, you really had to think hard about what was most important. You did them all so nicely!

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    1. Thank you Katherine! It was a great exercise, I would want to do more of these but they are surprisingly tiring to do because you need to be fast.
      They grow up fast, I cherish the moments I spend with my girls.

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  2. This 10 minute challenge would make a great "warm up" exercise especially on those days when you just don't feel like painting! Glad to hear you had a great day with your daughter!

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    1. I agree Laura, and 10 minutes goes by quick. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. You surely had a great day with your daughter at this event, Celia! Your sketches are great, and so are your apples! Interesting exercise!

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    1. Thank you Judy! It is fun sometimes to not worry about the outcome especially with watercolor. I feel like I'm always learning something new with this medium.

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  4. Great 10 minute exercises. Lovely to loosen up. You have some lovely memories now of the day spent with your daughter, captured beautifully in your sketchpad.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment Laura!

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  5. Dear Celia - these 10 minute sketches are great. You have inspired me to set my timer and do the same thing...I think this could be a valuable teaching tool. So glad too that you and your family enjoyed the baked apples. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. This is Carol Marine's challenge, she accomplishes a lot in 10 minutes but hopefully I will improve over time.
      We love your baked apple recipe and I will make them again!

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  6. Love your cherries and the top right one is my favorite. A very productive time at the festival as your sketches show. I will have to try the 10 minute idea too

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    1. Thank you Lorraine, I think I managed to get more contrast in that one. Thank you for the visit!

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  7. How wonderful Celia, We've read those books and it must have been exciting to be there. I love your apples, each one is beautiful. I'll try that. thanks!! and your sketches are great.. I know you had a lovely time. love,Diana

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    1. It was a long wait but being among young people makes you feel young too! :-) Thank you for your kind words!!

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  8. Your quick apples are very well done. so fresh and spontaneous . And what a great day it must have been at the premier, would have loved to attend too , and you even got time to do some great sketches there, love the dog :-)) Have a nice weekend. xx

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    1. It is a great exercise which I hope on doing again. The dog's owner is to be commended on such a well behaved dog. Thanks for your nice comment Jane!

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  9. Very good exercise Celia! 10 minutes is a very short time. Nice job. I'll be going to see the movie too, even if I'm an old lady and I will eat my popcorn. Have a nice Sunday :)

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    1. You are not an old lady Helen! I'm looking forward to the movie myself... thank you for stopping by! :-)

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  10. I like your apples from the challenge. Do they suggest doing 4 sketches of something?

    I love that you sketched at the festival…and you had some great models. Good for you!

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    1. You can paint anything,I wanted to keep it simple and paint the same subject as Carol Marine. I appreciate your feedback!

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  11. Your daughter and you are so very fortunate to have each other! Great post!
    Love your ten minute exercise! I love each painting for so many different and wonderful reasons! I also love your sketches from the festival! Keep painting my art friend! Take care Celia!
    Michael

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    1. Thank you for your kindness,Michael, I'm happy you enjoyed my post.

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  12. I think you did a wonderful job on the exercise. Good for you!
    LOVE THE DOG!

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  13. Great sketches! Good to have a timelimit to improve your skills. And it sounds as a lot of fun together with your daughter at the filmfestival. Good memories to keep!

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  14. Hi Celia, I have been following your blog for a while now! Sounds like a fun day with your daughter, love the sketches you made!! Your ten minute challenge has inspired me to give it try.....well done!

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  15. Celia you did a great job with the 10 minute challenge and it was interesting to see the progress with each new painting. Love the sketches too. What a great day out with your daughter, I bet she was thrilled to pieces! What a true artist you are to take the opportunity to capture some images from the day while you were waiting.

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