Saturday, November 14, 2009

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

This month's challenge subject was
the view out our studio window. Very interesting. Mine turned out to be a watercolor sketch. I tried it in oils, but was really unhappy with my efforts. Those rocks are hard to paint and it was an overcast day.

If you look in the middle back behind my fence is a deer. He really did walk by there. Several did. We are blessed to have this 'green belt' area behind our house so we have a lot of privacy though we are buried in suburbia. We have a lot of wildlife too. Armadillos, skunks, opposums, deer, foxes, roadrunners, tarantulas, scorpions.... along with the traditional birds and squirrels.

Green Belt
8x8 watercolor sketch
(c) 2009 Robin Cheers

Studio View
8x8.5 oil on canvas

(c) 2009 Silvina Day

Studio View
24x18 oil on canvas
(c) 2009 Marie Fox

View from my Studio
8x10 oil on panel
(c) 2009 Vicki Ross

Outside My Studio
16x20 oil on canvas
(c) 2009 Suzanne Berry

The View
4x6 oil on hardboard
(c) 2009 Diana Moses Botkin

Electric Highway
8x8 oil on board
(c) 2009 Michael Naples


vickiandrandyrossart said...

Robin, love the freshness of your w/c. Think of me this week...I enrolled for a w/c workshop for fun! I started with w/c with Charles Reid...but kinda took a dirt road with oil and pastels. I'm sure we'll get a good laugh!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I enjoyed your painting, loved reading about your view and the different critters that inhabit your environment. Being an Oklahoma native, I am familiar with all you mentioned.

The other day my husband mentioned armadillos and our son had no idea what he was talking about because there are none of those creatures up here at the edge of the earth. Such a pity; they're so picturesque!

Werner said...

wunderschön, gefällt mir sehr gut.

Gruß Werner

LeVoyer said...

Excelente, me encanta tu estilo.

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