The Moses Botkin Challenges are always a challenge and usually a delight once you jump in and start painting. The Challenge for October was chosen by Robin Cheers. Each artist was given the same gray scale photo and we were to paint it in color. The challenge was to get the correct values. If you have a good composition and your values are correct you can paint in any color scheme you want and the painting will work. The painting also reminds me of Wash Days growing up. My mother used to hide her underwear down the middle clothesline row so the neighbor's view was blocked. Scroll down to see the other challenge paintings.
"It's A Wash"
8x6 inches, oil on canvas
by Ruth Andre
Our reference photo taken by Robin Cheers.
11x14 inches, oil on panel ©2011
8x10 inches, oil on canvas ©2011
16x20 oil on canvas ©2011
10x8 inches - oil on hard board ©2011
14x11 inches, watercolor on aqua board ©2011