Friday, July 23, 2010

Jen Smith, 9 x 12 Acrylic, Unfinished

Polly Moss, 14 x 16 Oil

Rebecca Wang, 9 x 12 Oil

Dusty Pines, 5 x 7 Oil

Amy McCarter, Acrylic

Patricia Musgrave, 9 x 13

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Julie Beck 11 x 14 Acrylic

Francis Jong, 7 x 10 Watercolor

Helen Eaton, 8 x 10 Oil

Horst Hittenberger, 11 x 14 Oil

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

challenge nine

Okay.  So the email concept isn't working either.  Please visit the following link to print out the Dahlia Challenge, as its come to be known!

Thanks for your patience, everyone!!!

Wow! So people like to paint cherries, huh? That's fantastic, and I'd like to thank all of you for participating. Again, I loved seeing everyone's point of view, whether it realist or abstract, and those are the only two painting terms I know, so...yeah.

The current challenge is from a photo my way cool sister took of a dahlia she bought at her local farmer's market. My sister has a definite eye for beauty, wouldn't you say? I don't know what it's going to be like to paint this, but I'm for sure going big scale-wise. I don't see how some of you get so much detail in such a small space! I'm constantly surprised by the size of the paintings after I've already marveled at the detail involved. Small brushes, maybe?

In any event, I hope you enjoy this challenge. Submissions are due by midnight, August 9th.