Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Ten Minute Challenge

This is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge: The Ten Minute Challenge.  When I attended Carol Marine's workshop at Wenmoh's Ranch last March, this was one of my favorite exercises.  I should do it every day as a warm-up to painting.  My apples tend to get worse instead of better, but it is a great reminder to squint and simplify.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunshine and Butterflies

This is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks: The Simplify Cute Challenge.  It is by no means representational of the precious little girl featured in Carol Marine's photograph, but it was an interesting challenge for me.

It is windy and cold here today.  And I am loving every minute of it!  I hope you're all having a great week!  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pie Bird Serenade

This pie bird has been in my parents' kitchen for as long as I can remember.  Recently, I negotiated with my sweet little dad...a fair trade agreement of sorts.  He agreed to loan me the pie bird in exchange for a homemade pie.  It was so fun to paint and the baby pumpkin, too.  Pretty sure the pie-baking won't be as much fun, though.  Oh, the sacrifices we make for our art...  

I hope you're all having a great week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shadow Play

This is my entry for this week's DPW Challenge:  The Hand Challenge.  I found myself wishing that my palette included yellow ochre and burnt sienna.  With the six colors I use regularly, mixing the flesh tones was very challenging.  I need LOTS of practice!

I hope you're having a great weekend.  Happy painting!