Monday, May 17, 2010

challenge six

Once again, thanks to everyone who participated and shared their work from the last challenge. I'm so completely impressed by the sheer ability of all and their willingness to allow myself and others to ooh and ahh over their efforts.

I hope you enjoy painting this next challenge. I found these little guys at a local antique shop and while I'm quite sure they're not yet antique or even of vintage status just yet, I thought they might be fun to paint. The deadline for challenge six is Tuesday, June 8th. (I'm extending the deadline one day as I will be out of town until then for a long weekend.)

Also, if any of you have any suggestions of items, people, places you'd like to see here, please feel free to leave a comment! Right now my biggest enemy are overcast days piling up on the exact days I am free to take photos, so if any of you can will the sunshine my way that would be much appreciated also. But seriously, if you have a particular landscape or if you prefer portraits, please let me know! If you hate flowers but love painting food, drop a line!


  1. Jen,

    I take reference photos all the time, I decided to start uploading some of them to facebook for my artist friends to use as needed. If you are looking for photos, I will be adding more as time permits. Here is a link to the page with the photos:

    Finished my birds today, I will send you a picture tomorrow.


  2. Torrie, you're so nice! I really was asking more about what types of subjects folks wanted to paint, whether they were more partial to landscapes, still life, portraits, etc. I suppose any answers I get to that are probably going to be as diverse as the number of artists who participate; everyone has their preference, I'm sure.

    I'll definitely check out your pics too though! Thank you so much!


  3. What a fun and cool idea. Hoping to be able to participate in this challenge.