Our puzzler this month was from group member Robin Cheers. She emailed a black and white photo to all of us last month and asked us to use it to make a color painting, adding the color in the same values as what the grey tones were in the reference.
(left) "Fetching" Oil on hardboard 10"x8"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin
After painting, we were to change the image in Photoshop and see what it looked like in B&W, then compare the values to the original reference photo.
Although I didn't quite get the values matched to the reference picture, I left it as painted. I felt the original photo was a bit contrasty and hard to read, so I used my artistic license to help it read better.This made for a good Challenge. Although I've worked from B&W references before, it's been awhile. Plus, it can be tricky painting from someone else's photo, trying to figure out what's going on.
(above left) "Thursday" Oil on canvas 16"x20" ©2011 Suzanne Berry(above right) "Summer Chores" Oil on panel 11"x14" ©2011 Robin Cheers
Oil on canvas, 8x10"
©2011 Sharman Owings
(below left) "It's A Wash"
Oil on canvas, 8"x6" ©2011 Ruth Andre
(below right) "Fresh Sheets" Watercolor on aquabord, 11"x14"©2011 Vicki Ross