Monday, January 19, 2009

Jefferson Memorial ~ DSFDF Challenge Painting

Jefferson Memorial
6" x 8"
Oil on Canvas Panel
Available for Purchase
$25.00, plus shipping

Different Strokes from Different Folks is a Painting Challenge blog where a photograph is provided and artists are encouraged to paint or draw their own interpretations. What started as a weekly challenge has grown to include so many artists, we are now doing a painting every two weeks instead giving more artists the opportunity to participate.

Weekly Challenge for this week: Jefferson Memorial at Night.

This week we were asked to paint the Jefferson Memorial at night. I am having the time of my life participating with the painting group at "Different Strokes from Different Folks" . It is challenging me to paint subjects I would not have ordinarily tried to paint. I am very happy with the way the painting turned out. It was very difficult to get an accurate digital photo, but I tried to get close.

This painting is currently available for purchase in my Gallery at EBSQart.com and in my Etsy.com Store.

UP NEXT!

So many things coming up...I have a commission for a large poppy landscape (18 x 24). I have not painted large in a while, it should be fun. I will be finished up the Red Sugar Bowl painting. Also on the list is a new Bird Nest painting and maybe still life paintings including lemons and cantaloupe.

I am also thinking about working with pastel and figure drawing. ~I haven't done "nekked" people....this should be fun!

Well, off to the grocery store and then paint, Paint, PAINT!

Until next time~

Torrie

3 comments:

Georgia said...

Wow! Very well done.
I have been following all the artists in this group and I am trying to get my courage up to join. It's the commitment part that I a nervous about. I am glad to see that it has been extended to two weeks which makes it a lot easier.
I love the idea of being challenged out of my normal style and also seeing the different approaches and styles of so many great artists. I am enjoying viewing everyone's work.
I always loved and admired your work.
Georgia

Kim VanDerhoek said...

This turned out very nicely! I like your composition.

Torrie Smiley said...

Georgia!

Thanks so much for following my blog. Come play with us at Different Strokes. I am having the time of my life and learning so much! You don't have to participate every time. I missed one week when my studio was down. Everyone just jumps in when they can.

Torrie