oil on canvas
I cannot believe it's Feb...blah...blah...blah..and time for another challenge! I'm trying not to begin with the same old reflection each month, but the second my fingertips hit the keyboard, I hear it in my head. And yes, I do have to say something to the effect of.."can you believe how quickly time flies." Sorry, I can't seem to help myself.
Anyway, here we are with another challenge. I had a lot of fun with this one. I went online, and ordered the most outrageously colored striped socks I could find, the day Diana Moses Botkin announced the theme. I thought about concepts, tried them on and shot my tootsies, with and without my Frankenstein flip-flops, hung them off the chair, threw them in the air and subsequently tied them around a roll of paper towels. Then I thought that nothing would show them off better than a plain white background, much like the bugs. So I shot them on the copy board (found a use for that, thank goodness) and planned to include a shadow, giving the viewer the feeling they could be plucked off the canvas. However, as the painting continued, I thought better of the shadow, and the socks began to appear as if they'd been thrown up in the air and caught mid-flight. Ooo, I feel a series coming. They're so much fun to paint, angst-free in fact.
I really loved what everyone did. I know I always say that, but I mean it. The unique way each artist approached the socks is so intriguing to me. I'm still searching for my artistic identity and I feel each artist in the group has found theirs. Enjoy.
24" x 24" (61.0cm x 61.0cm)
oil on canvas
$500 plus $15.95 shipping and handling in the US
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“Two Step”5”x7” Oil on hardboard
©2010 Diana Moses Botkinhttp://dianamosesbotkin.blogspot.com/
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© 2010 Robin Cheers
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