Original oil painting
on hardboard, 4"x6"
©2013 Diana Moses Botkin
Suzanne chose our subject this month and I must admit: I was not pleased. This turned out to be rather fun, however, and it definitely was not something I would have chosen to paint, otherwise.
The tropical color combination in this little painting was especially enjoyable to work with. The pink shrimp reminded me of a flower, set against those green lettuce leaves and that bright cobalt blue plate.
Which was a lot more pleasant to think about than a headless crustacean with a few salad greens.
Did you know shellfish are not fish at all? They are actually more closely related to insects.
I hope you enjoy each of our studies this month. It's interesting that each of us picked a different critter to paint.
Oil on linen, 16"x16"
©2013 Suzanne Berry
None of us reveal our plan for our Challenge painting ahead of time, although we all know what the subject is. It's quite fun to see what each of us has created, month by month, to meet the goal of the particular puzzler.
Encaustic, 7.5" x 7.5"
©2013 V. N. Ross