Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

This month Suzanne chose our challenge and really stumped me. We were to paint our favorite cliche', saying or game. I wasn't thinking very creatively. Why is it that when I have to think of a favorite saying, I am totally blank? But I have no doubt I throw out all kinds of things all day with my daughter - "do you think money grows on trees?" "were you raised in a barn?"
Suzanne had some good suggestions too which I wish I had pursued.
Ah well - I played with "You can lead a horse to water." And my painting is a scene from Florida of a wild horse on Cumberland Island. The horses graze on the grasses in the water even though its very salty. And so I assume they don't drink there. Their story is quite interesting. Enjoy the work this month.

You Can Lead A Horse to Water...
10x8 oil on panel
©2010 Robin Cheers

Why Not Queen Me?
6x6 oil on masonite
©2010 Sharman Owings

Good, Bad and Indifferent
10x30 oil on canvas
©2010 Suzanne Berry

Double Mint Twins at the Paris Metro
16x12 oil on panel
©2010 Vicki Ross

No Time Like the Present
6x8 oil on hardboard
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin


hokiesunshine said...

Dang, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush would have been great ;- )

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Oh yes I imagine all of us will think of more ideas we should've painted. I actually had a completely different plan until the last minute when I changed my mind and went with "No Time Like the Present".

Because hey, it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, right?

r garriott said...

Wonderful painting, and a nice take on the challenge. Makes for a good title, too.

Marian Fortunati said...

You are all so fabulously clever.... And talented too. Thanks for making me smile!!!

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