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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Moses Botkin Challenge Dec. 2011

This month's challenge topic was mine. I swear I was not thinking 'emotional' was the collection of ultramarine bottles I have. Did I use them for my painting? Nope! Decided it was too did my first 'chair' painting. I'm liking having a kit right beside me.

My most favorite part of this challenge is on the 14th when we all share our 'conclusion' with the group.  With much gnashing and gnarling of teeth, I might add :)

4x4" Silverpoint and oil on panel

16x20" oil on canvas

"Malibu Blue" 
oil on canvas 4x8.75" 
©2011 by Ruth Andre

"Windy Beach"
12x9 oil on panel

"Holiday Blues" 
Oil on hardboard, 5"x7"


Diana Moses Botkin said...

What fun to see your blue shapes as part of the challenge this month, Vicki. You always come up with such unique ideas!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

color it panic :)

Ruth Andre said...

Vicki, When I saw your Blue painting I thought, A lesson Learned. Great color use for this one.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Ruth. Whenever I hit a reluctance to paint, I remember one of my mentors, Kippy Hammond, saying, "go back to the basics"!

suzanneberry said...

i love this vicki! the graphic quality is wonderful!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

My new psychological method to fool Wicki into painting...CHAIR painting.
Chair today, studio tomorrow :)

A Painter's Journal said...

I'm curious to hear more about "chair painting" - whatever it was, it produced really dynamic results. I love your "exercise". Do those bottles next time.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

"Chair Painting" another original phrase cooked up by Wicki...Will be exploring it more, watch for news!

Katherine Thomas said...

Oooh, I love all this blue! I am especially drawn to the blue ornaments. I want that painting! Merry Christmas Vicki!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, Katherine. Check with Diana about availability on the blue ornament. It is stunning, isn't it!