Day 4 started with 5 min paintings on 9 x 12 pieces of drawing paper. The rules are simple: take out the tools, set the timer for 5 min and make marks for the whole duration. No cheating. Make a statement in 5 min. Easier said than done. Another exercise that pushes boundaries and limits of the comfort zone just notch farther. Here are my 5 min paintings;
I then selected elements from these pieces and worked with them in a different way. I chose to experiment with small marks and shapes that float on the page because this is the opposite of what I normally do. My go-to way is to have the shapes anchored to the edge of the paper. I made few small studies with this in mind.
The rest of the day was spent working on the in-progress pile - some 15 or so pieces.