The Diana Moses Botkin Challenge for November is "the view outside my studio," chosen this month by Michael Naples. A great choice of subject matter, but I was stumped. My proper studio, a studio I spent lots of time and money renovating, is downstairs, on the first floor. An ideal location for raising young pups and logging long hours on paintings in progress wouldn't one think? However, I've chosen to remain upstairs, dealing with stairs, a bad knee, two pups and paint on everything, including our quilt and my face. It just feels better up there right now and little Suzanne has acted up quite enough this month, I thought it best to just give her what she wants right now.
Anyway, I found some really nice bushes outside, underneath the bedroom window that caught my eye. And technically, if I open the window, stick my head out and look down, there they are!
I absolutely love the different views from the group's studios this month! So varied and so well done. I'm honored to be a member and I might have done everything correctly this month! Yea!
The View 4x6” Original oil on hardboard©2009 Diana Moses Botkin
Green Belt 8x8” watercolor on paper©2009 Robin Cheers
Studio View 8x8.5” oil on canvas©2009 Silvina Day
Studio View 24x18” oil on canvas©2009 Marie Fox
Electric Highway 8x8” oil on board
©2009 Michael Naples
View from my Studio 8x10” oil on panel
©2009 Vicki Ross