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Friday, January 15, 2010

and they call it a challenge

Moses Botkin Challenge for January...there is a real good reason for the word 'challenge'. And that is because some months we need a good swift kick in the butt to meet that challenge. This merry band of artists gets stronger every month when we click that send button for the joint blog announcement.

This was my month to struggle. But, I persisted, finishing my theme painting and knowing that whether it is good or bad, I completed another challenge. Especially because I was the one who, off the top of my head without thinking, chose the subject: An apple, spoon and something glass.




'Baked Apple Reflection'
©2010 Vicki Ross
8x10" oil on panel 




Wooden Spoon and Friends
©2010 Suzanne Berry
10x10" oil on canvas








Apple, Spoon and Glass
8x10 oil on paper
©2010 Robin Cheers








   
"Aunt Bea's Morning Glories"



5x5 inches / oil on panel







"Kitchen Lovelies"
7"x5" Oil on hardboard





"Spoon Bridge" 
6"x6" Oil on Board

11 comments:

Marie Fox said...

Vicki - A wonderfully imaginative interpretation of the subject - a baked apple! I love the reflections and your lovely loose brushstrokes. Very painterly.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

thanks, Marie! I learn with every painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Some paintings simply feel like a hard challenge... for whatever reason. For me this month it was simply getting my tired self in gear after being in the kitchen and laundry room for the past few weeks!

My son has taken an interest in these Challenges. Today he looked over my shoulder as I was putting the blog post together with all our paintings. He told me he likes your painting best.

So THERE! You done good, Girl!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

WOW, and the kiddos who grow up with artist parents usually have great 'eyes'. Did you ask him why?

Art By Erika said...

Your piece is beautiful Red I always enjoy the energy and freshness of your work!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Awww. CD. deadlines make you be loose! Wait 'til you see what I started today...yup, I painted this afternoon, taking time away from MyArtTutor. Sure wish you'd get your class ideas ready...

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Awww. CD. deadlines make you be loose! Wait 'til you see what I started today...yup, I painted this afternoon, taking time away from MyArtTutor. Sure wish you'd get your class ideas ready...

imaryn said...

beautiful paint
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Jonathan said...

Spoon Bridge has a very nice composition with wonderful brushwork.

Emm Laurence said...

ahmazing! i love a fresh painting with hidden meaning. A new idea is the best thing to paint.

http://emmjustlovely.blogspot.com/

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks so much Emm! Challenges make you think...