Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

Our challenge: Paint it Red! We were to use red, red violet or red orange to dominate our paintings. I took it literally and used nothing but those colors, with a little sap green mixed with alizarin for the darkest darks and a little white mixed with orange for highlights. My palette was really just a big splotch of varying reds. I wanted to try to abstract the figures and almost lose them in the brush work. Its harder to do than you might think. But fun to try!

"Red Dance
8x8 oil on paper
©2010 Robin Cheers

From Jerome's Paris Window
aka "La Basilique du Val de Grace illumine'e la nuit"

14x11 oil on panel
©2010 Vicki Ross

16x16 oil on canvas
©2010 Suzanne Berry

"Red Brush"

6x8 oil on canvas

©2010 Aaron Cordell Johnson

"Red Pitcher on Blue Cloth"
8x10 oil on canvas
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin

"Arrangement on Red"
6x6 oil on panel

Elizabeth Blaylock


Linda Popple said...

What a great challenge! Love to see how each artist interprets "red." Well done!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great challenge. Love the way you suggest them and your brushwork tells the rest of the story. Love the movement and texture. Wow!

Kate Merriman said...

Muy fantastico, Robin! Love how this came out. I think you're really on fire with figures lately - love seeing all your new paintings! :)

Susan Roux said...

Love your Red Dance! I think you got carried away with all your red. Is it fair to say you enjoyed it a lot? It seems you couldn't stop painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful energy you captured in your painting, Robin! Makes me want to get up and dance to the music.

Marian Fortunati said...

All absolutely fabulous..

And I love how everyone takes their own view on the challenge!!

Marie Fox said...

Hi Robin - I love your wonderfully red and animated and loosely painted dancers. Wonderful work! Marie

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