Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jen Smith 9 x 12 Acrylic

Janice Austin 9 x 12 Acrylic on Paper

Carol Mann

Horst Hittenberger, 11 x 9 Oil on canvas paper

Jill Sparks, 6 x 12 Oil

Angela Sullivan 5 x 7 Acrylic

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

challenge three

Apologies to all for the last challenge. Really. One great thing about being a rookie painter is that I'm naive enough to not know that while something might look interesting to paint, it doesn't necessarily mean it is inspirational to paint, and for me, the biggest challenge of the painting was to make myself work it. I just didn't like it. I do want to thank everyone for their submissions; I'm not sure if you struggled with the boringness of it all like I did, but it certainly didn't show if you did.

This picture was taken on a night out with friends a few weeks ago, and while I'm afraid it's a bit dark, I do like the light from the jukebox illuminating their contemplation. There's a bit more color than the last challenge, and to be quite honest, this is not the photo I had taken for this challenge, but I grabbed the wrong damn camera on my way outside today to take the few photos I could with the limited sunshine we've had here (it was really cool, with strawberries and yellow books, etc.) and only discovered this evening I had grabbed the wrong camera when I asked my husband where the upload cord thing was for that camera and he then informed me I had grabbed the traditional actual film camera.

See folks? That's who you're dealing with here. Play at your own risk.

Deadline for challenge three will be midnight, Monday, April 5th.