Jen Smith, 8 x 10 Acrylic
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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
Rebecca Wang, 10 x 10 Oil
Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 7 Watercolor
Brad Behnes, 10 x 10 Oil