Hello apples. I'm so happy to see you. Painting you is like coming home. I don't have to worry about where your nose is, whether it's just a suggestion of a feature or if it's solidly there. How could I ever have gotten tired of you? So. I really wish I could've done better with the last challenge, but I'm just not there yet as an artist. I may never get there, but in the meantime, I'm happy to have apples.
The inspiration for this challenge came from another blog obsession I have, the one that belongs to Carol Marine. I'm sure you've all been there, and if you haven't, it's so completely worth the trip. She's got the chunky stroke thing down perfectly, and I'm completely envious but thankful she is such a prolific, talented painter who, like Karin and many others is generous enough to share her work and process. If you do check out Carol's blog, make sure to stay a bit and check out her larger works at her site, Blue Cloud Studios. That single white daisy in the glass of water KILLS me.
And interestingly enough, in addition to all of that, Carol has started a painting challenge as well, which is a weekly challenge and offers artists links to sell their work, which is very cool. I've been thinking lately about trying to paint with more frequency than one painting every three weeks and I think the DPW challenge is a great place to start!
The deadline for challenge eighteen is midnight Monday, February 21st.