"Swan Creek at Dawn" oil - 16 x 20 SOLD

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Paint an Egg" Challenge

Reflecting Diversity  oil - 6 x 6

The Tuesday's lunch group met yesterday to reveal our paintings of the Spring Challenge to paint a painting of an egg (somewhere in the painting). Above is my painting of eggs I started painting at 7 pm the night before. Talk about procrastination! Eggs, I found, are not as easy as they look to paint but still a cool subject.  The fall challenge will be 4 months away since it seems we revealed the Spring challenge a month early (oops, my bad). The silver lining to having the spring challenge early is that we should have plenty of time to work on the Summer Challenge through the lazy, crazy days of summer. Below is the photo of those who attended lunch and a photo of the egg paintings with some painted eggs brought in to enhance the spirit of the challenge reveal.

We all had a wonderful time and are looking forward to our next challenge, selected this time, by Jodi. Thanks Jodi! 

Seasonal Challenge: Summer
Limited Pallet: primary colors, a warm and cool selection of each and white 
You must paint an painting using only the colors you mix from the limited pallet of a: 
"warm" and "cool" Red
"warm" and "cool" Blue
"warm" and "cool" Yellow
and white
So an example of your pallet might be:
alizarin red
cadmium red
ultramarine blue
cerulean  blue
indian yellow
yellow ocher 
You are not limited on your subject.
Have fun!
We will meet at Chef Lin's, in Frederick, MD, on October 4, 2011, at 12:30 to reveal our paintings.


Sue said...

Wonderful eggs. What brand of paints do you use? See you soon and take lots of photos across Wisconsin and the UP. I'm really looking forward to rocks, trees, and Lake Michigan/Superior paintings.

Pamela J D Kaelber said...

Thanks Sue! I use Winsor Newton Artists' Oil Paint. I'll try to take lots of pictures. See you soon.