Saturday, January 16, 2010

January Mindbender, Painting Friends

January Mindbender
5" x 7"
Painting Friends online art group has a monthly Mindbender Challenge where a photo is posted by one of its members.  From that photo the members are to choose a composition to paint.  It could be all of the photo or just a very, very small detail.  As you can see in the photo below (taken by Madmum) there is a lot to see and from which to choose.   I tackled the area outlined in white simply because I was too chicken to paint even a portion of the buildings lol.  Oh yes, the white let on the paper can either be rocks or sheep, whatever you see. :)

For this painting, I used Quinacridone Gold, Hansa Yellow Light, Quin. Burnt Orange, Cobalt Blue, Fr. Ultramarine Blue, Indanthrene Blue, and Quin. Magenta, all by Daniel Smith.


hw (hallie) farber said...

This is nice. Next time, you'll include all those buildings, right?

I checked out your pears--good job on those, especially liked the sunglasses painting.

RH Carpenter said...

I love this - so loose and such a beautiful watercolor - and I see sheep :)

L.Holm said...

What a fun challenge, and I like your landscape choice. I see sheep. Thanks for including your palette, too. All transparents?

Ann Buckner said...

HW, rofl right the buildings next. I'm scratching my head, trying to remember when I painted sunglasses.

Thank you, Rhonda. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Thanks, Liz. The palette was all transparent or semi-transparent.

L.Holm said...

Thanks, Ann

hw (hallie) farber said...

Sorry, all I could remember about the pears were "sunglasses." Your blog of April 18, 2008--Experimenting Again, Pears, Wear Sunglasses. Very colorful.

Ann Buckner said...

Oh right, now I remember that pear lol. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Deb L├ęger said...

Beautiful Ann!