Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Citrus Challenge

Citrus Bowl
Oil on Canvas

     When I saw that the Challenge was to paint fruit, I was glad. Painting fruit is one of my favorite things, but I found creating an interesting set-up difficult. Finally, I chose the green bowl and the painting became a painting of the bowl, not the fruit. That is OK. A Challenge should be challenging after all.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Stroke Challenge, Second Try

Red Poppy #2
Oil on Canvas
6 x 6"

     I have pondered Carol's instructions and studied her example and decided to give it another try. Maybe each stroke should be a different color, but I still did not manage it. I know I must study and practice some more. I just hope I am practicing the right thing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Stroke Challenge

Red Poppy
Oil on Canvas
7 x 5"

     I tried to do the Challenge this week. Having been away for a while, I thought it would be a good warm up. I don't think I got it right. I did not understand the directions, which were to mix one color, make a stroke, mix another color, make a stroke, and on like that. If all the strokes were a different color, I don't think that would be a very good painting, so I obviously did not understand exactly, and Carol was not here for me to ask her. I just tried to make good strokes with the colors I mixed and not blend them much at all, each stroke standing on its own feet.