This is it! The last of the Challenge paintings. Thank you all so much for participating in this little project. It was great to see so much enthusiasm (60+ submissions!).
All of the pieces can be seen here; but it's more fun to go through them on the blog and read the artists' thoughts and observations, no?
Anyway, thanks again, I hope you had fun doing it and seeing how others solve the same problems.
I kept this as strict and simple as possible- it's homework!:a) one large brush, 3 colors Ultra Blue, Alizarin, Yellow Ochreb) timed for an hour and a half , ended up being 1:40. That's super fast for me!c) pure abstraction- don't get fancy!Observations:a) it was hard keeping track of the scale, even abstracted cars have to make sense going into the distance.b) for abstraction, every stroke shape and direction counts! I see I could have made more edges sharper.c) Next time 2 colors, I see I didn't need three.d) being one of the last is awful when you see the nice work rolling in before you- but I had to stick to my rules.I learned a lot - thanks Terry!
This is 5x7, graphite on Stonehenge paper. it's good to see so many variations of the same scene.
Samira Humaid http://samirahumaid.blogspot.com/
I told myself I would do Terry Miura's cityscape challenge. The deadline was today so I waited until the last minute to start painting. I kept the composition simple, kept my paint time to 60 minutes and used a 5X7 canvas. It was fun piece to paint.
Eva Klaas http://evamarietannerklaas.blogspot.com/
I can't help it, I was compelled to try this. It's a lovely photograph with so much to see. Although those stoplights were beckoning, I couldn't keep my eyes off of the shapes of the car shadows on the street. So this is what I came up with. I'll be posting it on my blog very late tonight.Noon Traffic, 8"x10", oil on panel,
Tracy Wall http://www.tracywall.wordpress.com
I decided to go out on a limb and try the challenge using an iPad and an app for drawing/painting -- ArtRage. I used a pale blue-gray 'paper' and the chalk tool in various widths and opacities. I spent about 2 hours on this -- could have gone further but decided to keep it relatively loose and hopefully not too detailed, in keeping with your suggestions. It was fun, but daunting given all the beautiful ones you have created -- including my painter sister Cecilia Neustrom, who submitted a painting a couple of days ago.