Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rodica Voicu, 5 x 7 Oil

Jen Smith, 10 x 10 Acrylic

Rebecca Wang, 8 x 10 Oil

Naveed Khilji, 4.5 x 7 Watercolor

Bernard Echanow, 8 x 10 Oil

Gina Brown, 5 x 7 Oil

Xela Christopher, 8 x 10 Oil

Dianne Lanning, 6 x 10 Watercolor

Yasha Sharma, 7 x 5 Acrylic

Sylviane Le Cann, 5 x 8 Oil

Cheri Homaee, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Paula Reynolds, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Carrington Brown, 8 x 10 Acrylic

Jean Nelson, 8 x 6 Acrylic

Dana Aldis, 8 x 10 Oil

artist, Oil pastel

Virginia Floyd, 8 x 10 Oil

Helen Eaton, 4 x 8 Oil

Kay Zimmerman, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Torrie Smiley, 6 x 6 Acrylic

Tilen Ti, 6 x 6 Oil

challenge eleven

I love it when words sound exactly like their meaning; like fluff, or sleek, or in this case, lemon. There's something definitively clean and fresh and maybe even tart about the word, "lemon" to me. I craved them when I was expecting my daughter, 21 years ago and while I don't eat them as ravenously now, I love the smell and flavor these little guys give to recipes and just plain water.

Challenge eleven submissions are due by midnight, September 20.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jan Austin, 5.5 x 7.5 Pastel

Rebecca Wang, 8 x 10 Oil

Jen Smith, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Sylviane Le Cann, 6 x 6 Oil

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Torrie Smiley, 6 x 6 Acrylic

Byannick, 9 x 4 Oil

Helen Eaton, 9 x 12 Oil

Angela Sullivan, 7 x 9 Acrylic

Carrington Brown, 8 x 10 Acrylic

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

challenge ten

Again I find myself photographing fruit in threes. I know this composition is a bit heavy on the left and in hindsight I wish I would've moved the black pot a bit to the right to balance it, but in the end I love the heavy shadows the objects provide enough to try and make it work. Of course, you are more than welcome to change the position of the objects as you wish. Or maybe add a peach to the right, whatever.

One thing I will promise - No more flowers for a while! Ugh. I have an entirely new respect for painters that love their flowers; enough to know that I am not one of them.

Challenge ten is due at midnight, August 30.