Thursday, August 18, 2011

Irina Rekhviashvili, 12 x 16 Pastel

A. Nonymous, Ink on paper

Rebecca Wang, 11 x 16 Oil

Nancie Johnson, 9 x 12 Acrylic

Sylvia Young, 16 x 20 Oil

Renate Arends, 9.5 x 11.75 Watercolor

Renate Arands, 9.5 x 11.75 Watercolor

mico, 20 x 30cm, Watercolor

Christine Lally, 14 x 10 Watercolor Batik

Dianne Lanning, 6 x 8 Watercolor

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

challenge 26

Hello fellow painters! I'm sorry for the absence, although I have to admit I was grateful for it. As usual, there's a lot going on around here and I can't always find time to paint. So much so that if Cheri hadn't been kind enough to send a couple of photos my way, I wouldn't have had a challenge photo even now, weeks after our last challenge. So loads of thanks to Cheri, I'm very grateful to you.

Now. On the subject of painting flowers. I know people do it. I have, in fact, tried to do it myself and then swore them off completely. This time I am completely seduced back into at least one more attempt by these lovely peonies. The peony is my absolute, favorite flower if I were pressed to choose. I am going to try my best to squint as much as possible and then squint some more so I can force myself to do a chunky impressionist type thing with this challenge. It's the only way for me to do it without making myself crazy. Crazier. Whatever, you get what I'm saying.

Challenge 26 is due by midnight, Monday Sept. 5th.