The Moses Botkin Challenge just rolls around faster and faster each month and along with it each artist is truly set to work with the month's challenge assignment. The June challenge was to paint a self portrait. Talk about something that just took me over. One morning as I started my day I noticed the light in my room to be so soft and seemingly quiet. I thought the light would might make for an interesting painting. I used my iPhone to take the reference photo first thing that morning. The painting began and every time I would step away from the easel with my portrait in progress I would come back seeing one change after another. Seeing myself up close and trying to convey the brush work image to canvas took all of me. I did find the process to be fascinating and would like to try painting a portrait or figure another time. Taking the challenge made for, "A Painting Day". I will be posting the other Challenge artist's self portraits as they arrive. I may not get all the Challenge paintings posted due to the fact I will be off to Bishop, California to meet up with fellow artists for a week of painting, but will do so as soon as I return. Enjoy!
"Morning Light" 10x8 inches ©, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre
Vicki Ross-"Me", 11x14-inches ©
Diana Moses Botkin-"Mirror", 7x5-inches ©
Robin Cheers-"Self" 8X8-inches ©
Sharman Owings-"Lady in Red aka Me at 60" 8x8-inches ©
Suzanne Berry-"Untitled", 10x10-inches ©