Monday, July 05, 2010

It is time to RIP OFF!

Claudia's Calla Lilies
8" x 10"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Ripped Off Entry 2009

One of my favorite things every year is the Ripped Off show at This is where you pair up with someone, and go through their portfolio and "rip off" a piece of their artwork. It can be one piece or a combination, your interpretation of their work, ideas, medium, technique. This year I have paired with three artists. I will be very busy this month trying to finish all the paintings on time. The first one to tackle is a photo from Sherry Key. I plan on painting this with acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped canvas (16" x 20"). I chose this piece because it is loose and colorful and I can play with swirling puddles of paint.
My next artist to rip is Amanda Makepeace. I have loved this painting since I first saw it and I can't wait to do my version of her lovely orchid. I am still working with several ideas, I can't decide whether to crop the painting and do a version of just the center or back out and do the orchid ~ I have time to decide while I finish my version of Sherry's photo. My orchid painting will be acrylic paint on a 16" x 20" gallery wrapped canvas.

Now comes the hardest part, I am torn between the two photographs from EBSQ artist Carissa Martos. I love both the photos and don't know which one I can render the best painted version. I would love to paint the Golden Gate bridge, but I am afraid my skill level is not quite there yet. I have decided to paint this one last, that way I have time to decide and maybe paint both and see which one I like the best.

Well, as you can see, I have my work cut out for me and I had better get busy. I will be posting the paintings as I finish them before I send them off to live with their artist owners that I Ripped Off.

Thank you for stopping by~



Amanda Makepeace said...

Torrie, I can't wait to see what you create from my orchid painting. No matter what you decide I just know it will be beautiful! :D

Amanda Makepeace said...

You're in the EBSQ Friday Five! :)

Angela said...

The Calla Lilies are so nice. The curves and soft hues are so appealing.