Group member Ruth Andre chose our Challenge this month. She instructed us to paint an image with a black background.
Although I've done that with simple subjects such as the striped sock Challenge last year, I welcomed this little push to do something more complicated.
I figured that painting the reflections in this still life would offer a chance for more experimentation and perhaps produce a few unexpected results for added fun.
The black background offered the perfect contrast to show off this plastic container of gold wrapped chocolates and those interesting mirrored images.
(above) "Sweet Reflections" Original oil, 4"x6"
in gold frame ©2011 Diana Moses Botkin
Here are the March paintings from the rest of my Challenge Group.
(right) "Glass Artists" Oil on clayboard, 5"x7" ©2011 Robin Cheers
(left below) "Megan Noir" Oil on canvas, 4"x6" ©2011 Ruth Andre
(right below) “Not So Crystal Ball” Oil on canvas, 20"x24” Sharman Owens
(bottom) "Sunny Side Up" Oil on board, 16"x20" ©2011 Suzanne Berry