Saturday, February 12, 2011

EIGHT FOR TEN



5-1/2"x14" oil on panel

Ok, so by now you all know about Carol Marine's new challenge at Daily Paintworks, go here to see all of the amazing results. Ten minutes per little painting...do I even need to tell you the first one is in the upper left hand corner and the last one, #8 is in the lower right hand corner? Ten minutes was difficult for the first row, but by the time I got down to the second row, I found myself not needing the full 10 minutes, Carol was right, it gets easier and you do get a feel for what you can accomplish in 10 minutes. Ok, so I failed in subject matter, she specifically said paint an object; however, I am not a still life painter and find painting such things tedious. After failing miserably with a few asparagus, I fell back to a photo of what else, a dog.

11 comments:

LindaHunt said...

You are funny...asparagus...I find them incredibly difficult to paint. I like the progression in your 10 minute paintings...You really gained more control as you went along. I like them all.

Ann Rogers said...

I'm more than impressed that you tackled a dog for the challenge, much less eight of them. Anxious to see what Qiang thinks up for us this week!

Pattie Wall said...

Nice variation on the theme - I think dogs are much more interesting anyway! I have taken Carol's workshop - it is tough in the beginning and DOES get easier. If I have time, I need to try it as well. Good one!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love that you did a dog, and these are wonderful (even your #1)! This was a fantastic challenge, and it is amazing how it pushes you to focus on what is important, and ignore the non-essential.

Linda Popple said...

Excellent, Angela!! You found a perfect subject and did a great job. I found it was fun to do and good learning tool!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, but I love this! I think it doesn't matter if it's an 'object' or a dog - it worked. :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Noun: person, place, or thing. So why can't a dog be an object? LOL I would recognize this as a Jack Russell anywhere! I think it is very well done, Angela!! And a fun object to see!

Dana Cooper said...

Of course you painted a dog and you did it so beautifully!

Dean H. said...

Wonderful work for this challenge, Angela! I think your subject is fine.
Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish in 10 minutes?? :)

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Really love these little studies! Very free, wonderful choice of different colors for each. Beautiful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's wonderful Angela. You paint dogs so well.