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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

DSFDF Wig Store Challenge

Whew! Just under the wire...a place I hate to be. Painted all last week on a couple of figurative pastels for an upcoming show, and realized on Monday that this deadline was HERE. Almost blew it off, and then remembered that I made a commitment to me about this challenge.

Yeah, I know. It is just 'busy' work. NOT. To be assigned a photo that is off the wall (Karen, what are you smokin'?) then to be late...The ONLY way I could figure out how to attempt this was to paint at night. AND, those of you who know me know I am pretty well done by 6pm...chair/beer time.

Plus, Monday our daughter Betsy was in town for a quick visit from Denver with baby Liam. Can't think of a better way to spend the day! Lunch with Randy's M&D at noon, enjoyed Betsy & Liam all to me in the afternoon (our hairy kid boys had a fit with the fussy baby), then on her way back to her mom's house we stopped at my M&D's. It was so much fun to see my M&D play with the baby...and how he responded!

Got back home around 7pm and started the painting. Just eased into it, trying to keep the pressure off. Fairly pleased by 10pm.

Tuesday, Art Guru, Tim worked up a group 'field trip' to Tulsa, OK (2 hours away) to visit their 2 nice museums. Got to see my first Fechin up close and personal...The Philbrook also had a Fechin sculpture. Tim said just seeing those 2 pieces was worth the entire trip! Wonderful lunch, then motor over to the Gilcrease Museum. Gilcrease had an exhibition of American Impressionists. Got to view THREE Sargent's...which Tim knew were studies for one of the Normandy Coast paintings. All in all, a wonderful day. Still have a painting to work on.

Paint again Tuesday evening and think I might actually pull it off. Wednesday class with Tim (man, am I ready for a bit of sleep tomorrow). Painted hard all day, then came home, took a nap, and worked on this another 3 hours.

Here is the source photo from Karen Jurik, founder of Different Strokes From Different Folks: Visit the website for all the wig stuff from other artists!

AND, ta-ta-da! Since I have had so much feedback about my it is:


Erika Nelson said...

I think I recognize some faces in there! Geez how did you pull this off under the wire like that man! Bravo Red!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

see U?

sheer determination...would have been easy to skip this one. today I am back to pastels...tight deadline for that show deadline!

Carol Horzempa said...

I tried to post a comment but for some reason I couldn't find your blog when I clicked on your name on DSFDF blog. Well now that I finally arrived here I just want to say you did a great job on this challenge. I really like your self-portrait too. Sounds like you are busy busy and your work shows for it!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I may have given Karin my website instead of blog...but the blog is front and center on the homepage. thanks for the kind words...I'm having a ball, learning every day!

Erika Nelson said...

I thought I saw me in the center :)- a stah of course ;)

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Yup! that be U...niece Jessie to the right of you, Vicki to the left of you, and daughter Betsy to the left of me.