The Return is in Sight

It has taken a few YEARS, but Studio Atelier will be re-activated in a couple of months. We have moved from our home of over 30 years and are beginning to settle into our new place. It's going to take several weeks to get my studio set up, and believe me it's long overdue. I can't wait to get warmed up and painting on several pieces that have been in limbo for months.

I hope you are having fun with your art. I'll be back in September.

Current Painting Challenge


Monday, November 29, 2010

December 2010: Flowers in Glass Vase

Submittal Deadline:  January 2, 2011
11:59 PM MST
A 5-Week Challenge

Nancie Johnson

Catherine Hale

Linda Popple

Angela Sullivan

Sheryl Chew

 Sherry Thurner

Sylvia Young

Horst Hittenberger

Hi, folks!  Thanks for all of your great paintings of the apples.  We had a lot of submittals this time, and I'm pleased that so many of you were inspired by the photo.

Now, on to another still life, but this time a vase of flowers.  This photo has a little different perspective - looking down on the vase, so the top rim and the bottom of the vase where it meets the table are those ellipses we have seen before (March 2010  Challenge:  Malibu Fountain).  They are from different angles, though, so they should look different if you choose to render them correctly.  However, if the prespective makes you crazy, and you prefer to paint from a more "head-on" view, go for it!

This setup has both a complementary color scheme and a strong light/dark pattern.  I'm eager to see what you all can do with this subject.

 Flowers in Glass Vase

You will have five (5)) weeks to work on this challenge (extra time for winter holidays). Remember to follow the "Rules of the Road" on the right and send me your images as an attachment to your email by January 2, 2011,  when you also will be able to see what I have in store for you for the January challenge. Thanks to everyone who participates.

Happy painting!

1 comment:

  1. Its beautiful painting, it looks real wonderful

    Just like to share with you a life quote...

    "I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. " -- Colette

    You can get more life quotes at


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