I've developed my habit (30 days is supposed to do that), so now I paint first, put off chores as long as possible. I'm gonna guard this habit faithfully.
This first painting is a Tim Challenge. Paint a copy of 'Mona' by Anders Zorn. And that wasn't the hardest part. Neither was painting it 9x12 (the original was 32x42"). The hard part was that I only had 4 pigments...black, yellow ochre, cad red light, and white. Rumor has it that Zorn only used these 4 pigments. Tim said later that he has always debunked the theory...and that if I couldn't get the colors, no one could. Don't know what he meant by that, soooo. Everything went great until the greens. There is NO possible way to get that bright green without either a blue or viridian or bottled green...I mean tube green.
Here is the original painting:
"Mona" by Anders Zorn 32x42" oil
here is the print-out Tim had ready for me, with my WIP:
The photo colors were a bit pinker than the original
Below, the mixes with the 4 pigments (the brighter colors are left over from previous paintings)
here is the final:
"Mona after Zorn" ©2009 Vicki Ross, oil on panel 9x12"
"Green Glass" "Peacock Glass" ©2009 Vicki Ross oil on panel, 6x12"
Another session on "For My Soul". Fixed the issue with the bricks on the left, scraped off some texture on the flowers, added a bit on the wrought iron so it didn't disappear behind the plant...toned down the greenery a bit. One more attack to 'push' the flowers a bit and I'll claim victory on this one!
"For My Soul" © Vicki Ross oil on canvas 18x18"
And another 'quickie'. I may go down in history as the artist who does brown jugs!
"Little Brown Jug" © 2009 Vicki Ross oil on panel 12x12"
That brings us to Thursday: worked on the Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge due this wednesday...I will go back in one more time:
"Beach" ©2009 Vicki Ross oil on canvas 6x12"
Then on Saturday I made a good start on a photo from Prague of the Charles Bridge, but it is pretty rough at this point. Hopefully, I will be able to do as much this week! And next week is the March Secret Moses Botkin Challenge painting announcement!