Friday, January 14, 2011

Jen Smith, 8 x 10 Acrylic

Rebecca Wang, 10 x 12 Oil

Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Linda Nickles, 5 x 7 Oil

Jody Prusi, 11 x 14 Oil

William Cook, 8 x 10 Oil

Yasha Sharma, 8 x 8 Acrylic

Millie Nguyen, 7 x 10 Watercolor

Jean Nelson, 6 x 6 Acrylic

Loretta Sampson, 4 x 6 Watercolor

Horst Hittenberger, 8 x 10 Oil

Maria Soto Robbins, 8 x 10 Oil

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

challenge seventeen

This challenge is my ode to Karin Jurick. I've loved her paintings and of course, coveted her talent for over the last year now. I never thought I would consider beach paintings anything but too specific to hang anywhere in a home other than one that was actually located along a coastline, but her paintings are more about the people moving within them, the movement of the human form, how we relate to each other, etc.

I'm not trying to sound like some fancy-schmancy art person. I'm just a girl who knows that someday, I would like to paint with some fraction of the talent Karin has. That being said, I thought I'd take another stab at fellow humans in motion. I'm really not trying to copy Karin or her style, I can't get there from here I don't think. I just want to practice painting something other than fruit, vegetables and flowers. Of course, the next challenge will undoubtedly include some form of at least one of them, because there's absolutely NO sun here and it's quite difficult to get a good shot of anything else.

Anyway, thanks to Karin for being such a generous artist in her sharing of her work and process and for being an inspiration for so many. Challenge seventeen submissions are due by midnight, January 31st.