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
Lela Stankovic Charcoal on Paper
Horst Hittenberger 10 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas Paper
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!
EDITED TO ADD:
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!