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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Painting on a Black Background Moses-Botkin Challenge February

Great challenge this month, thanks to new member Ruth Andre, paint something on dark ground or with a dark background.

I grabbed a black piece of Richeson Pastel Paper and went to work. That is the good thing about challenges, they encourage you to try new things. This paper has a very coarse surface, and I deliberated about trying to fill some of the texture, but decided to let it fly like this. Somewhat impressionistic, and definitely 'reads' from across the room. Not so sure about up close :)

"Blue and Pink" Pastel, 9"x12" ©2011 Vicki Ross
Buy Prints HERE!

"Glass Artists" Oil on clayboard, 5"x7" ©2011 Robin Cheers

“Not So Crystal Ball” Oil on canvas, 20"x24” Sharman Owens

"Sweet Reflections"

Original oil, 4"x6"

in museum style gold frame

"Megan Noir" Oil on canvas, 4"x6" ©2011 Ruth Andre

"Sunny Side Up" Oil on board, 16"x20" ©2011 Suzanne Berry


Ruth Andre said...

Vicki, Your painting is so lovely and I love the black background. Wonderful Challenge!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What a great idea to start with the black paper, Vicki! That "working backward" is a good challenge in itself.

suzanneberry said...

vicki, i absolutely love your pastel work...this is stunning! the play of light and shadow is perfect.