Painted for Carol Marine's DPW's Ten Minute challenge.
I slopped on the background colors,
painted the apples cad. red,
added the yellow green,
then flew over it with white highlights.
Lastly I painted in the stems and leaves,
and with literally 40 seconds to spare
I added bits of color here and there.
This challenge is all about loose brush work.
I'm not sure I achieved that objective.
Even with the time limit, I think I over worked it.
Another painting I've revisited, because I wasn't satisfied with it.
Originally painted for Bill Guffey's September Virtual Paintout in New Orleans.
I found these two young people timidly looking
into what looked like a Voodoo or Santeria store in the French Quarter.
I added detail to the store front; a plant and a dog on leash.
Strengthened some of the colors, as well as highlights and shadows.
The little dog seems to see a better destination...
Painted for DPW's "Simplify Challenge".
The challenge was to take a busy photograph
and simplify it.
(This is a redo - I worked on the face a little, especially the eyes.
I was never happy with the face, so for better or worse, this is her new look.)
Painted for this weeks DPW's "Composition" challenge.
We were asked to paint any part of a larger photo,
taken of an old European town.
I chose the this little scenario.
The pretty lady is the focal point,
but the two gentlemen, are too busy texting to notice her,
are the secondary point.
Revised edition of the Texas Blackbird painting.
I wasn't happy with it. So I added the pond
(blackbirds like water) and the tree on the left,
and changed the name (looking at the morning sky and blackbirds,
I was reminded of the song).
Here in Oregon, blackberries grow wild everywhere.
There are native blackberries; and Himalayan, a non-native invasive species
which although produces luscious berries,
is very fast growing causing thickets of tangled thorny vines.