Thursday, November 20, 2008

Red Heads - SOLD

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6"x 6" Oil on canvas.


This is my first participation in Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes from Different Folk's" challenge. I blew it! ( I thought) I had major computer problems and failed to send my image by Wednesday evening. By midnight I gave up and went to bed. Since then, I sent another email to Karin and she graciously posted my painting.

The frustration of not posting on Wednesday cause me to evaluate my motive in participating and if I would try again. Karin had mentioned that she may be interviewed by a magazine in January about the site and encouraged participation as an "opportunity". I didn't have many details but had wanted to submit something to see if it would be fun or advantageous. After creating this painting I found that I really don't get too excited or inspired by other's photos. I'm currently beginning to focus on "emotional responses" to subjects and that is difficult if you weren't there! LOL I think the site is a great idea and a good learning tool, but I'm not sure if it is a good way for me to spend my limited painting time. I'll just have to see how my other painting is coming along and if I'm able to fit in this weekly challenge. Maybe I'll just choose on the basis of the interest I have in the given photo. Come join the challenge!

Just so you know what the challenge was, the image was given upside down and was to be painted that way. After the painting was "completed" you could make some changes after turning right side up. As always you could use any painting or drawing medium and could crop, add or delete elements. This exercise was to get one to see shapes and not be limited to our preconceived ideas about the subject. I cropped the image to a square format, added the dog and made some other minor changes.


Debbie said...

Marilyn! I saw your painting on the "different strokes" site. You must have made it in time after all. It stands out as one of the nicest, I think :)

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks, Debbie. I'm glad the painting was posted and grateful to Karin.

shelley said...

Love your painting and please keep entering the photo challenge. I ask this for purely selfish reasons. I loved your painting and it was such a different take on the photo. It was my favorite. I have never seen your work before and now i hope i don't loose sight of your artistry in the future. Shelley

Marilyn M. King said...

Shelley, your words are so nice and welcomed! I will take the challenge again but had to skip the current one due to the busy holiday. But thanks so much for your interest! :0)

rick nilson said...

Good idea adding the dog. Mark of a real dedicated artist. I am glad you thought of it.

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