Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jen Smith, 8 x 10 Acrylic

Nancie Johnson, Each 8 x 5 Acrylic

Rebecca Wang, 6 x 8 Oil

Sylviane Le Cann, 5 x 7 Oil

Starr Fazzina, 7.5 x 4 Acrylic

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

challenge sixteen

Two pics! Two pics for the price of one! Why yes, I have had too much coffee today, thank you very much. I've posted two photographs for a couple of reasons. First, I will be traveling precisely during the time when this challenge would normally expire, so I'm extending the challenge to four weeks instead of three. Secondly, I couldn't decide between the two shots. So paint both, paint either, or paint none - It's totally up to you!

Challenge sixteen deadline is midnight, Monday, January 10th.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jen Smith, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Rebecca Wang, 6 x 8 Oil

Xela Christopher

Byannick, 8 x 5 Oil

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

William Cook, 8 x 10 Oil

Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Jan Austin

Kay Zimmerman

Jean Nelson, 4.5 x 6 Acrylic

Helen Eaton, 11 x 14 Oil

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

challenge fifteen

Wow. I can't believe this is the fifteenth challenge already! I hope you don't mind, but for this challenge I chose a photo from the archives, taken earlier this summer. If you haven't noticed already, I'm a fan of reds in general. Although I would find it difficult to actually live in a red house, I'm a total fan of someone else doing it and not arresting me for taking pictures of it.

Sometime in July, I think, we journeyed out to a nearby town called New Harmony for a stroll through their downtown, which is rich - very rich - in the arts. The town is quite small, but they've managed to keep the spirit in which they were founded alive, which aptly enough, was to develop a different type of city. If you're interested, you can read about it further here. The galleries are several, the antique shops are awesomely plentiful and reasonably priced, and the people! Oh my gosh, I haven't told you about the people! They actually respond when you say, "Hello". I couldn't believe it. I instantly turned to my husband and declared we were definitely retiring there.

The town is more than charming; I hope you enjoy painting a slice of it!

The current challenge is due by midnight Monday, December 13th.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jen Smith, 5 x 7 Acrylic

Sheryl Chew, 6 x 6 Oil

William Cook, 8 x 10 Oil

Emilija Angelovska, 8 x 10 Oil

Rebecca Wang, 6 x 8 Oil

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 8 Watercolor

Xela Christopher, 8 x 10 Oil

Julie Beck, 6 x 6 Acrylic

Marie Emmanuelle Sautier, 12 x 15cm Watercolor Pencil

Sylviane le Cann, 5 x 7 Oil

Angela Sullivan, 5 x 7 Acrylic

Helen Eaton, 8 x 8 Oil

Eren Ozeren, 12 x 9 Watercolor

Kay Zimmerman, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

challenge 14

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween and you all aren't sick of these colors just yet! Of course you are free to change them as you wish, but I'm a child of the seventies and there's something about the orange/chocolate pairing that I tend to favor.

Challenge fourteen is due by midnight, November 22.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jen Smith, 4 x 6 Acrylic

Yasha Sharma, 9 x 11 Acrylic

Kay Zimmerman, Watercolor & Ink

Xela Christopher, 8 x 10 Oil

Debbie Later, 4 x 6 Watercolor

Sheryl Chew, 8 x 10 Oil

Sylviane Le Cann, 5 x 7 Oil

Rebecca Wang, 8 x 10 Oil

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Don West, 3.5" x 5.5" Watercolor

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

challenge 13

I shouldn't be posting this just yet as I've had exactly five hours and forty-seven minutes of sleep, but I wanted to get this up asap. Sometimes the most interesting posts come when you're of half a mind anyway, so here goes...

This picture was taken in the early morning hours to represent my morning view. For me to take a picture of anything I would consider a view from my house is pretty amazing, considering that for the better part of three years, I've done nothing but complain about the fact we don't really have one. Our house was built in 1980, with the majority of planning going into how many of the very same five different plans of houses could they build within structured rectangles of plots. No details to speak of for the houses themselves, no turrets, no gables, etc.

One morning this summer, I awoke to the brightest sun imaginable, noticed for the first time in a long time my neighbor's treetops and the bluest blue sky and realized how much I loved the view I had come to call my own.

That, and the fact I want to work on black canvas, too.

Challenge 13 is due Monday, November 1st.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Marji Behnes, 11 x 14 Pastel

Jen Smith, 10 x 10 Acrylic

Sheryl Chew, 6 x 6 Oil

Yasha Sharma, 11 x 15 Acrylic

Don West, 3.5" x 5.5" Watercolor

Rebecca Wang, 10 x 10 Oil

Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Brad Behnes, 10 x 10 Oil

Sylviane Le Cann, 5 x 7 Oil

Paula Reynolds, 11 x 14 Watercolor & Ink

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Cheri Homaee, 16 x 20 Acrylic

Connie Capone, 9 x 9 Acrylic

Helen Eaton, 6 x 12 Oil

Kay Zimmerman, 4 x 6 Watercolor

Angela Sullivan, 6 x 6 Acrylic

Dianne Lanning, 8 x 8 Watercolor

Jean Nelson, 9 x 6 Acrylic