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Do you have a favorite painting exercise from a workshop or class?

Hi Artists, I’m always looking for interesting, enjoyable and helpful exercises for my students such as Dreama’s “musical easels” for those of you who have possibly enjoyed this as I have. Or the “brush count” exercise. These “exercises” could be for abstract or representational painting and for any level either from your own teaching or haven taken a workshop. Thanks so much and happy painting! Aimee

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I always like studying Notans the very essence of the underlying light and dark structure of any beautiful painting. Done with using just 2 values, Black and White one has a little bit of choosing what is light enough to make white. Which brings up another great exercise…massing!
Or try Notans using 4 values light,half-light, half dark,dark!
I’m always surprised at what I can paint with 4 values. I especially love other artists attempts it’s always inspiring! Hope that helps?!

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