Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photo Play & Moses Botkin May Challenge

It is time for the May Moses Botkin Challenge.  This month  we were asked to paint a camera.  We could paint any size canvas and a camera by it self or as an accent in a scene.  I agonized over this challenge and hunted down old cameras and photos of old cameras.  I love the look of these old guys but nothing hit me as being something I wanted to paint.  Then I had a flash and said "That's It".  If you knew me better you would know the words, "That's It" have made for major changes in my life.  I started a basket business for childre, Wild Pony Baskets one day saying just that.  So the little camera I chose to paint is a child's play camera and it was a lot of fun to paint.  I was tempted to use paint right out of the tube to get these bright primary colors.  I hope you enjoy this bit of whimsy for it made for, "A Painting Day".  Please find the other Challenge entries below.  I think they are super!

"Photo Play" ©  6x6 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre

5"x7" Oil on hardboard
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin

"The Camera" 16x20, oil on canvas

"Bite Me"
8x10" oil on panel

"Sure Shot" 5x7-inches                               
Sharman Owings


Theresa Paden said...

I love this whimsical, colorful camera painting! You must have had so much fun painting it!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

"That's it!" is precisely what I thought when I saw your take on this month's Challenge, Ruth. I love how fun you made this one.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Ruth, we should all paint occasionally with tube pigments! Great fun painting.

carol morgan carmichael said...

So fun Ruth.
I want to see "my cayenne" when you finish it. Amazing!!! Love that format.

suzanneberry said...

Love it!

Libby Fife said...

What a fun interpretation! Not even remotely sure what I would have done:)