Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Daily 20min Sketches

Three-value three-pigments 20min study
original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki


I don't know why, but the beginning of the year can be very sluggish in the studio. It's as if I feel that I should start something completely new and different, and at the same time, I know that doesn't make sense. The world doesn't suddenly change on January first, and neither do we.  Actually, it does, and we do, but the change happens continuously, from day to day, be it January first or any other day in the year.

In any case, those early days of the year benefit from a boost of something different and energetic that revitalizes the daily practice.

This year, a most welcome challenge came from a master painter Mike Svob, who happens to be a good friend and someone I highly respect.

Mike is hosting a youtube channel for artists and I highly recomment that you give his 5-day 20min painting exercises a try, even if the challenge is now over.


Here are some of my results from Mike's challenge. How fun is that!


I myself plan of re-doing this whenever I feel stuck. It was a great fun and a valuable learning experience, not to mention Mike's inspiring, informative, and entertaining performance. You can find him on youtube here.

Huge thank you to Mike and everyone who participated in the challenge. It was a blast!

Tatjana