Sunday, February 13, 2011

Daily Paintworks Challenges

One Stroke Per Color Challenge
This is another one led by Carol Marine.  Painting one stroke and getting the right color was very difficult to do for me.  I had to mix enough of the same color to get the same background.  It also forces you to slow down.
  So about this globe.  A few years ago I got this bug to collect old globes on ebay.  This is one of my favorites,  the colors are pretty bright and of course it is outdated....It has dings and dents and is wobbly.  I suppose that's part of it's charm.

10x8 Oil
"Old Tin Globe"

The Zippo Challenge
This challenge was hosted by one of my favorite artists Michael Naples...I LOVE his work.
for this we could only use 3 colors, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and titanium white.
It's amazing how many colors you can make from that pallete!
So when I showed my family members this little painting they all said it was Papa's Zippo...he was our grandfather who alway's had his Zippo handy.  I like the sound they make when you flip the top!

6x8 Oil
"Papa's Zippo"

Ten Minute Challenge

Oil on 2 6x6 panels

This is a new challenge, it is from the Daily Paint Works site which has some of my favorite artist's on it.  One of which is Carol Marine who started a new weekly challenge open to all artists.  This week is a 10 Minute Challenge, rules are basically this:
Pick 1 object, set your timer for 10 minutes, paint the object and then stop when timer is up.  So each
square takes 10 minutes it goes by so fast and that is the point, to minimize brush strokes and just look at the shapes of color.  You can change the position or lighting. (I did a cooler light in the first 4).  

Sound easy?  well it wasn't.  First I did a banana...all 8.  They turned out terrible, so I scraped off the paint and ate the banana.  Then I tried a tomato, and here those are.  The last one is a slice.  I gave the the rest to my son and he made a sandwhich.  Definately will try more of these! 

Oil on 1 12x6 panel
"Ten Minute Tomatoes"  study

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Laundry Day"

10x8 Oil  SOLD

This is my submission for The Virtual Paintout. This month is Romania. 
I missed the last few months doing this challenge.....but after traveling through the 
street view from Google Maps I scrolled the viewer up and saw this little balcony and
it's laundry drying in the sunshine.  I can't wait for spring!

here is a screenshot of original view
located on Strada Mircea cel Batran, Constanta, Romania