I found out about Twenty Minute Challenge http://twentyminutechallenge.blogspot.com last week from the blog of another artist, and couldn't wait to try it out. The blog is administered by Teri from Teri's Painted Daisies http://painteddaisies.blogspot.com
When I paint, I tend to rework and rework the watercolor until I have overdone it. I always seem to think there is more to do. The TMC is the perfect answer for artists like me- you time yourself and stop (finished or not) at 20 minutes. You just start out with your watercolors, a blank sheet of paper, and an idea. I didn't know how much I would get painted before my timer went off, but was surprised with the resulting watercolor. I have been painting wine corks this last week and thought a cork would be a perfect way to try out the challenge. I can't believe I could finish a watercolor in 20 minutes, let alone one I actually like! I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and plan to continue doing these 20 minute paintings.
Thanks for looking!