Thursday, January 13, 2011

Painting Challenge.. .#1 Paint A Group Of "Boring" Objects




Out Of The Starting Gate

6" by 6" original oil on wrap around canvas with sides painted.
Someone reading the title and looking at this painting might not get the connection but today I began my New Year's challenge to stretch my painting skills and try out new subjects.  I wanted to quit about half way through so it is good I had put it out there that I was doing it! It was kind of painful but I am glad I did because after wards I couldn't wait to work on a rooster! :-)  I think I missed color in this the most. I actually do like my cell phone especially since I got a replacement and discovered that hanging up on everyone was not user related but a defect of the phone!  Texting is much easier now.  Anyway, I included it because a black oblong object was kinda boring.  It was a good lesson in seeing and any time you work from life instead of a photograph it is more challenging.  I will be posting my rooster tomorrow and will work on challenge #2 for Monday's post which is to Paint Something You See Everyday! Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and the rest of the weekend!  For information on this piece or any of my other paintings, contact me at normasart@cox.net.

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4 comments:

Laura Dietrick said...

I like this Norma...and I wouldn't say that it is boring. Kudos for your New Year's resolution.

Norma Wilson said...

Thank you Laura!

Steve Washburn said...

One nice thing about "boring objects" is that they reflect light just as well as "interesting objects"
I like how you worked the Blue reflection into the phone!

Steve Washburn said...

One nice thing about "boring objects" is that they reflect light just as well as "interesting objects"
I like how you worked the Blue reflection into the phone!