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i have a new obsession: timed 20 minute paintings.  jane spakowsky (a.k.a. “gritty jane”) has an online art group called the trodden path which i am a part of.  within that group is a sub-group of 90-something people who have been been doing this.  it really is quite freeing but sometimes it’s very difficult to stop.  my eye twitches to see some of the outcomes, but i’m loving it none the less.

here are my first four, where i did not go over the 20 minute mark…

a memory
acrylic, ink, graphite
6×12 on watercolor paper

20 minute painting, alicia caudle

a guy i dreamed of
acrylic, ink, graphite
6×12 on watercolor paper


acrylic, ink, graphite
6×12 on watercolor paper


acrylic, ink, graphite
6×12 on watercolor paper


none of the above are available any longer, but i will be listing the one below for sale soon (along with several other new paintings and a few potential assemblages).

and for my fifth, timed 20 minute piece…

a guy i think i used to know
acrylic, ink, graphite
6×12 on canvas

i did a girl to accompany this fellow but i couldn’t stop at 20 minutes so will post her another time perhaps.

try it and let me know how it turns out.  are you able to stop in 20 minutes?  personally, i think i do better when i don’t think about it.  my brain really starts to get in the way sometimes.

and in other happy news, i’m going to be reviewing a MAGNIFICENT mixed media art book here very soon.  stay tuned!  you are going to love it!!


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