Monday, February 1, 2010

challenge one

Inspired by the work and efforts of Karin Jurick, I've decided to try my hand at creating and participating in group painting challenges.

I found Karin's website, Different Strokes from Different Folks late last year. By the time I got the nerve up to participate in one, Karin was forced to set aside her time spent with the challenges as she became quite busy preparing for her show of work, teaching and I'm assuming her every day life as well.

I have no delusions to which I am in any way equal to Karin's talent nor do I believe I am able to give instructions, advice or tutorials to anyone picking up a brush. I am beginning this journey as an experiment for myself and anyone else out there who wishes to view other people's work alongside their own.

If you've found this website, please don't think this is a place where you'll be judged. I am mostly a self taught painter who just enjoys seeing what I can come up with. I love seeing other's interpretations just as much if not more.

Specifics for each challenge are listed on the sidebar.

The deadline for this first challenge is February 22, 2010.


  1. Awesome!! I look forward to this!! Thanks for giving it a shot!! LET'S PAINT!!!

  2. I did have a problem downloading the pic...let me know if anyone else has the same problem...

  3. Were you able to get it? If not I'll have to ask the spouse to see what he can do to make it easier. Sorry about that!!!

  4. I also found DSFDF late last year.

    Thank you that you open this blog try to survive the idea DSFDF.
    I want to take part of it.
    I was a little rookie, but I practice to improve.
    Sorry - my english is a little rusty.

    I download the picture without any problems...

    Best wishes

  5. Thank you for taking up where Karin has left off, count me in. I love your reference photo.

  6. Just found this as well. I am going to try to get done in time for deadline, as I love the photo and want to paint it. Thanks for doing this.

  7. This photo is beautiful! The light & shadow - the colors - what an inspiration! I am looking forward to finishing & submitting my painting. Thanks!

  8. I stumbled onto Karin Jurick's DSFDF site yesterday which led me here. Awesome. And just in time for the 1st challenge. So grateful for the community that Karin and you have inspired!

  9. Thanks for taking on such a challenge. Karin is a hard act to follow, but you have started off with a fantastic reference photo.

  10. I applaud you for taking this on! I hope to join in.