Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

What fun this month's challenge was! Thanks to my neighbor, Big Sarah (we have two Sarah's nearby and, being the older, she is known as "big") for posing. Our challenge was a sheet or favorite blanket. And I immediately wanted to do a laundry scene. Sarah posed for me on a typical hot summer day in the blinding Texas sun and I got some great photos.
Below is the study I did for this challenge and as a warm up for a larger painting I did yesterday. I think I have one more in me too. What a fun setting.

Saturday's Chores - Study
6x6 oil on panel
$125 + s/h
- sold

Our group is getting a little smaller. So many obligations can interefe with painting time and I am sorry to see some have to focus on other work. Hopefully they can get back to our challenge group soon. Look at the fabulous efforts put forth this month!

18x18 oil on canvas
©Suzanne Berry

Waiting for Chloƫ
8x10 oil on hardboard
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin

Lily of the Valley with Lace Table Scarf
12x12 oil on panel
©Jeanne Illenye

Le Drape
9x12 oil on panel
©2010 Vicki Ross


Linda Popple said...

I love this painting! There is something about laundry hanging on a clothesline blowing in the breeze that attracts me! You did a great job!!

suzanneberry said...

Robin, this is one of my favorite of your works. Not surprising it sold right away, it's just beautiful.

r garriott said...

Spotted you on Suzanne Berry's blog.. your challenge painting is stunning! The light is breathtaking. Love the pale yellow of her dress, and her shimmering hair.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Gosh, that is a gorgeous painting, Robin.

Kim said...

I really love the way you handled the dress and laundry in "Saturday's chores". Fantastic!

Marian Fortunati said...

Lovely lovely lovely

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I love the simplicity and immediacy of your lovely painting, Robin! I had several ideas for this month's Challenge and one of them was along the same lines as you chose to paint.

The figure makes this such an arresting piece and I can't wait to see what else you're going to paint of the same subject!

One of the most fun parts about doing this group Challenge is the surprise of what we each paint when we unveil our creations. It's such a kick to see how similarly and how differently each of us approaches the subject each month.

AutumnLeaves said...

Such a visceral image for this challenge. I so love it, the memories it brings of my mom hanging laundry on the line, the sun and the breeze, the smells of fresh laundry...Gorgeous work!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I first saw this on Suzanne's blog and rushed right over with the intent of buying this....too late!

It is a stunning work, Robin. Congratulations!

Tammy Hext said...

Love this one - it just glows of sunshine.

Kristen said...

The light shining through the sheet is wonderful!

Olha Pryymak said...

beautiful study

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Nice, nice, nice!! Lovely impressionist approach! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll stop over at http://karemartinarts.blogspot.com sometime:-)

JeMA said...

The shadows on the sheet and the softness of the whites draw me in. I can almost smell the fresh laundry in the breeze!

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