Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The subject for the challenge this week fell to Michael Naples. I liked him a lot more BEFORE he chose a cigarette lighter, of all things, but I got over it! What excited me was his challenge of painting it with only burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and white. I absolutely love using a limited palette so, cigarette lighter or not, I went for it! I like how it turned out.
6"x6", oil on polyflax linen
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Valentine Rose

This week, Carol Marine had her friend, Qiang Huang, select the painting challenge. Since it was the week of Valentine's Day, he chose a red rose. Here is my interpretation.
5"x 7", oil on linen SOLD
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Thursday, February 3, 2011


I was considering starting a monthly painting challenge when I saw that Carol Marine had just started one. Since there is no sense in reinventing the wheel, I jumped right in! Her group is called "The DPW Challenge" and is open to anyone interested in participating.
Here is the first challenge, an old car that Carol saw in Florida. Check out the challenge link above. It is so much fun to see all the different artist's interpretations! THANKS CAROL!!!

6"x6", oil on linen
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