Thursday, March 27, 2014

Four Color Challenge.......California Coast Dreaming!

The Daily Paintworks challenge this week is to paint using only 4 colors. I am always amazed at the amount of colors I can make with only 4 paint tubes! These challenges are great to make me really stretch the boundaries of only 4 colors and ask myself....what color is this really?. I used Phthalo Blue, Cad Red, Cad Yellow and White. 
Dang........Makes ya want to go huh!!! California Dreaming...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ninas by the Fountain

These two little ninas were selling jewelry by the fountain in the plaza in Antigua, Guatemala. I caught them as they strolled by looking for tourists to sell their wares. These two look to be about 9-12, but there are also even younger children selling jewelry or gum to support their families. The colorful dress of the Mayan people is stunning. Guatemala...Land of Color!

This was drawn from a black and white photo in my grandmothers photo album. The challenge was to take 60 seconds to assess the photo for the figures and draw them out. I enjoyed imagining the colors of their clothes and the house! Grandma titled this, "In Our Prom Clothes" about 1927.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Two Little Piggies Stayed Home

I have been painting......well kind of (I did take two weeks off when company came to Guatemala) but I haven't posted them! So here is one I painted two weeks ago. My great niece, Shaylee, raised piglets for 4-H. They are so cute and inquisitive. She let me use her photos for inspiration.