Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Old Mill Challenge

We forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago:
The Old Mill Challenge

Originally posted by Jean Nelson, the Challenge was: "Often we encounter a scene when either en plein air painting, or from a photo that has potential to be a nice painting. But it needs to be cleaned up a bit, maybe a seasonal change, information deleted or added, cropping, etc.. This photo is just that kind of challenge. It has potential, but needs the imagination of the artist to make it an interesting painting. The only time you can see it well enough to photograph is in the winter when trees are bare."

To meet the challenge Babs changed theseason to Spring and added a canoeist, I chose Autumn and added a painter. Not easy additions painting on a 6x6 board with big brushes, but it was satisfying accomplishment!

Comments we got on the Challenge web site: Babs paints in the style of Cezanne and I paint in the style of Van Gogh! We wish.

Both painted with oil and both completed in less than an hour, plus for me an additional hour to clean the paint of my arms and face!

1 comment:

  1. Both great paintings.I like the colors in both.