Thursday, April 15, 2010

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

SPRING is in the air!

This month's challenge was suggested by Jeanne Illenye and it was nice and broad for our interpretation.

About a week ago I met the Plein Air Austin group for a paint out at a beautiful ranch near Kyle, Texas. The landscape challenged me, as always, and I turned my attention to my fellow painters. What can I say? I am a figure painter. My sketch there was loose at best. But I liked the idea a lot and so chose this subject as my view of spring! I wonder if Johnnie and Suzanne will recognize themselves?

En Plein Air
9x12 oil on panel
©2010 Robin Cheers

Spring Wonder
4x6 oil
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin

The Lost Ribbon
8x8 oil on canvas
©2010 Jeanne Illenye

18x18 oil on canvas
©2010 Michael Naples

9x12 oil on panel
©2010 Vicki Ross

Easter Sunday
12x12 oil on canvas
©2010 Suzanne Berry


Cecelia said...

These are really great! I want to be out painting, instead of working on taxes! Ha ha! I bought all this painting stuff and only used it in Calvert a little, and one afternoon in my yard, and just have been doing my little sketches in my sketchbook, since then. Need to put some of this left brain stuff aside and enjoy the Bluebonnets and all.
I like that you put the link to the Austin PAP. They need to add their info on the Sketch Crawl Forum. I put B/CS and our area on there.
Happy painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Plein air painting is perfect to portray the idea of spring! I love the energy of the figures in all that green grass. I can almost smell the pollen?!

Sherrie Russ Levine said...

Love this Robin!!

Mariasun said...

Que bonita,que realismo tiene.
Un saludo

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are wonderful. I particularly like the painters working on location. Also, one of my favorite scenes.

Linda said...

Your painting is really nice, Robin. It's fun to follow this monthly challenge. Everyone is so creative!

Dennis Dame said...

All look great! Really like your painting of the painters!

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