Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jen Smith, 6 x 6 Acrylic Triptyc

Eren Ozeren, 12 x 9 Watercolor

Sidmar Khilji, 5 x 8 Watercolor

Rebecca Kao Wang, 8 x 10 Oil

Debbie Later, 5 x 7 Watercolor

Nancie Johnson, 8 x 8 Acrylic

Julie Beck, 5 x 7 Acrylic

Jean Nelson, 5 x 7 Acrylic

Angela Sullivan, 5 x 7 Acrylic

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

challenge nineteen

I have to admit I've rummaged through my photo archives for this challenge. I've been sick with the crazy head flu that apparently everyone else in the nation has had and I, true to nature, am late to the party. So much so that after attempting the last challenge yesterday for a mere ten minutes, I gave up and went back to the sofa, surrounded by tissues, nasal spray and remote controls. It wasn't pretty.

So please enjoy the current challenge of these three creamers; challenge nineteen deadline is midnight, Monday March fourteenth.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dana Aldis, 6 x 6 Oil

Jill Polsby, Watercolor

Janice Austin, 9 x 12 Watercolor

Rebecca Wang, 6 x 8 Oil

Angela Sullivan, 7 x 5 Acrylic

Anita Badami, 4 x 4 Acrylic

Horst Hittenberger, 11 x 14 Oil

Cheri Homaee, 9 x 12 Acrylic

challenge eighteen

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.