Friday, April 15, 2011

Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge

It was my turn to pick a challenge and I think I might have made some enemies this time around! jk - LOL
I certainly stirred up a lot of questions.

I wanted to practice the idea of limited strokes and decided we should paint something with just 15 strokes. The idea of this is to make you think ahead. You need to plan each stroke, mix enough color, load your brush and make that color last for the length of your stroke. Peggi Kroll Roberts has a video on this specific challenge and my friend V....Vaughan frequently practices this (both with much better results.)
I did a couple this week when I went to paint with some friends at a local farm/market. You will see my scene more fleshed out very soon.

12x6 (roughly) oil on canvas
©2011 Robin Cheers

7-stroke to Place
9x13 oil on canvas
©2011 Vicki Ross

7 Stroke Apple
4x 4.5 oil on canvas

6X4 oil on canvas
©2011 Ruth Andre

One Duck in 15 Strokes
10x10 oil on canvas
©2011 Suzanne Berry


Kay said...


Darla McDowell said...

Hi Robin, thanks for sharing this with us! The paintings all turned out so well, and I would definitely like to try this myself. Thanks again! :)

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you for "making us" do this exercise, Robin! I dreaded it so much but learned a lot and hope to get some more of these warm-ups painted soon.

suzanneberry said...

it was a wonderful challenge robin. ignore the brat, she always wants to show off is all. thank you, it was fun....i think! and, as always, i love what you did!

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