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


Sunday, September 26, 2010

October Challenge: A Public Landscape

Submittal Deadline:  October 24 2010
11:59 PM MDT

I was delighted to received so many submittals on Garden of the Gods.  I love everyone's interpretations and am humbled that the picture inspired more than one of you.  Thank-you for these gifts!

From the gods' garden to one of man's creations, this month's picture shows a median strip near a local office building.  I was surprised one late and HOT Saturday afternoon by the vibrant hot pink flowers and how wonderfully healthy all of the plants were.  Being without my camera at the time, and with poor lighting, I returned Sunday morning to be rewarded with no traffic and with morning light that gave lovely shadows.  Two lessons were learned here:  1)  even a lowly median strip can be made to look beautiful, and 2) don't leave home without a camera!

You will have four (4) weeks to work on this challenge. Remember to follow the "Rules of the Road" on the right and send me your images as an attachment to your email by October 24, when you also will be able to see what I have in store for you for the November challenge. Thanks to everyone who participates.

Happy painting!