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Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Black" 9-15-2013 Moses Botkin Challenge

My teammates are twisted :) First, "White", then "Black". One of the things I love about this challenge is that it makes me think out of the box. Axully, I typically LIVE out of the box!

This is a see all the color appearing in black subjects. I set up the black bottle against a black background, black easel with black swarovski crystal purchased in Prague. Then, in order to see anything, a carefully placed, shadow causing spotlight. Ahhh. Ochres, purples, green...all seemed to jump out. Warm colors and cool colors. 

Another bit of enjoyment beyond the actual challenge is the friendship we 'sista's' have developed. When I told Diana about my sleep marathon, I got this back in return:

"Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care,
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast"
  from Shakespeare's Macbeth

"Black...a Study"
12x16" oil on linen
© V.N.Ross

The Lady's Dark Journey
5x7" oil on linen
©Suzanne Berry

"Shades of Black" Original oil 6"x6"
 ©2013 Diana Moses Botkin


suzanneberry said...

a beautiful post and painting my friend!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

It's wonderful, Vicki! I love how we picked our objects and how differently we each tackled this month's Challenge.

VickiRossArt said...

Suzanne, thanks!
Diane, one of the things I love is seeing how we each interpret the challenge!