Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week’s challenge is The Zippo Challenge
The challenge was to use a limited palette using Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and White. The white of the paper is what is used for white when painting in watercolor.
To look at a photo of a Zippo lighter, reminded me of my dad, the smell and sound of the cigarette lighting ritual.
It’s getting late in the week and late in the day so I just thought I would knock out a little painting. Recycling paintings that were not successful, I tear them up to use the back as a color swatch or a small painting (thumbnail). If framed I wasn’t sure if I would matt it because of the size – SO I taped off the perimeter. And I wanted to share the deckled edge that all of my paintings on paper have.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12 x 9
$45 plus S&H
There is a group of artist (Daily Painters) that have created a website. Inviting any and all artist to participate in a weekly challenge. This weeks challenge is A Valentine's Day Rose Challenge .
It is fun to see how everyone expresses themselves in this challenge, check it out A Valentine's Day Rose Challenge you'll see my piece there as well.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece or have any questions - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Carol Marine is a well known Daily Painter. She has been painting Daily for over three years now and has inspired many of us to paint daily. This is a huge discipline and a commitment. Carol has recently developed a website for artist where she has a weekly challenge. This week it was to take an object, paint it for ten minutes six times. Wow what a fun challenge! I think many of us had so much fun that we are going to do it a few times this week. Check out her site at
and all the art work by many different artist, styles and mediums.