Monday, February 22, 2010

challenge two

Rebecca Wang

Janice Austin 5 x 6 3/8 Watercolor on 140 CP

Jen Smith 11 x 14 Acrylic

Bernard Echanow 5 x 7 Oil on Gessoboard

Maggie Capettini 5 x 7 Acrylic

Bev Atkins 5 x 7 Acrylic, Hardboard

Renee Brennan 8 x 10 Acrylic

Andy Smith, 4 x 6 Watercolor

Gemma Manzo Pen & Pencil Drawing

Carol Mann

Lela Stankovic Charcoal on Paper

Horst Hittenberger 10 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas Paper

Challenge Photo

Mundane, isn't it? While I know this isn't subject matter anyone is likely to long to exhibit in their kitchen or elsewhere, I couldn't help but fall in love with the circular shapes of the drain and the bowls alongside the straight, hard angles of the flatware. This photo was totally unplanned and is precisely the way my kitchen sink looks after I've had turkey chili and chocolate cake for lunch. No, I didn't have four bowls of it - It's good chili, but not that good.

I wish I would've moved the sauce pan to the bottom right of the sink and the bowl there to the left; I think it would've lent itself some balance, but as I happened by, I was struck by the way the dishes reminded me of this artist's work. I'm not sure why, perhaps just the tonal aspects of all that white, I don't know. But I love, love, love his work. Also, after working with such a dark background on the last challenge (which occurs to me just now that I could've changed) I thought it might be nice to paint something lighter.

Okay. I'm done rambling now, I promise. I look forward to seeing everyone's submissions!


Thanks to all who participated in the first challenge! I'm completely blown away at the number of people who submitted their work - I appreciate each viewpoint and hope only to grow from here!


  1. When I first viewed the new photo I thought something like Oh My Goodness. I was so inspired after seeing the first couple of post that I just couldn't wait to jump in.I had so much fun painting this one. Thanks for the unique subject. Can't wait for more.

  2. I'm new here and I love what you have done and the contributions from people are just amazing. I'm away from home at the moment but will join as soon as i return.

    Thanks for doing this! wonderful!

  3. I'm sure the three week "challenge two" deadline is clearly posted; alas, I have not been able to find it. Is it March 16, 2010, before midnight?

  4. Yes, sorry. Deadline is midnight, March 16th.

  5. I found your blog through Gemma and I think this is a wonderful idea! Everyone's contributions are just great! I hope to join soon ~ :)

  6. How neat, I love challenges and was searching google for something and found a reference to your blog and wow, great job on all these, I am not that good for sure, but will peek in to see the wonderful works others are doing, thanks for setting it up. I know many will find your blog and jump in too

  7. I realized what I did wrong when I had trouble getting the last picture to download. Or upload, or!!! I changed the name of the file. I left it alone this time and I was able to get it. I am computer illiterate for sure. Glad this is taking off for you. I love kitcheney themes!!