Friday, March 26, 2010

The Virtual pARTy

The Virtual pARTty paintings for March were done from a lovely photo by Linda Shantz.This is the original photo and I must say although it is a beautiful photo I was not crazy about it as a reference source for a painting. I cropped it drastically but still stayed pretty close with the photo. I am not very pleased with the result and feel now if I would have veered farther away from the source or used a different medium it would have been a better painting.

My contribution is called "Hay?" and is a 4"x11" acrylic on canvas. While it is technically passable it just doesn't have any pizzaz. This will motivate me to push the limits a bit farther next round and see if I can do better. To see all the paintings done for this pARTy (and there are alot) check out the Virtual pARTy blog.
I have been working on some small watercolors I'll be posting in the next day or two so stay tuned.


  1. I think you made a decent painting out of a very mediocre photo - well done to you! There's and English saying "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" I think that saying is very appropriate for that photo :)

  2. Erin, We also have that saying here in the hills of Arkansas. That was my thoughts exactly.