Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Daily Painting Challenge - Six Pears

I found a website called Daily Paintworks where a group of about 15 artists showcase their work. Each week they offer a Painting Challenge and last week the assignment was to paint the same object several times taking only 10 minutes each time. Anyone can participate and post their work so I took a deep breath and decided to give it a try. The vast majority of entries are oil painters with some pastel, colored pencil and acrylic but I did not see any other watercolors - I figured mine might stick out like a sore thumb but what the heck, you only go around once!

I chose a pear because of their fun shape and decided to play around with different colors more than just a realistic rendering. When you look at the other entries - especially the oils - they are definintely more realistic.
I think my favorite one is the top right where I used positive and negative painting. Which one is your favorite? Click on 'comment' below and let me know.

If you want to check out the other entries  Click Here

3 comments:

  1. Of course you would like the positive/negative one in your favorite colors ;) My favorite is tied between the top center and the bottom left one. The top center caught my attention first, I think because the bottom is so defined with the bright green! The longer I looked at it though, the more I like the bottom left one. The shading on the left side of it makes it look SO realistic!
    ~Lisa

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  2. I love these paintings, it's neat to see how different a pear can look in each one! While I love them all, I have to say my favorite is the bottom left. It caught my attention first, the colors make it look soft and warm and summery. I love the colors you used and the shading and textures make it come to life and look so real. they are beautiful!
    -Laura

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  3. Tough decision for I love all of these. I love your work. I haven't painted in watercolor in about 4 yWears and have just gotten back into it. I really miss it. I love painting in the bright colors as you do....I also enjoy painting florals. I would be so interested in checking out the site where they post the painting challenges. Could I get this site from you? I so wish I lived close to you to take classes!!!! gerry

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