I picked this month's subject for our Challenge. I've been wanting to try painting some materials like the plastic produce bag. And it was indeed a challenge. Portraying something which I haven't previously tried painting usually is. The first thing I had to figure out was how to actually arrange a plastic bag to make it interesting in the set-up. I tried a number of bag poses, with various objects inside and settled on this idea.
"Apples From the Store"
Still Life Painting, unframedOil on hardboard, 8"x10"
©2012 Diana Moses Botkin
It was harder to paint the diaphanous material of the bag than I'd thought it would be. The lack of solid form, the translucency of the sheer plastic at differing depths, the wrinkles and turns were all very interesting and challenging.
I did have fun with this one, however, although it was hard work. And I love what everyone else did.
©2012 Mary Maxam
"Bluebird of Happiness at the Fruit Market"
grisaille Oil on linen, 5x7"
©2012 Vicki Ross
"Spillage" Oil on canvas, 5"x7"
©2012 Suzanne Berry