Sweet Bell

"Sweet Bell"
6x5 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

Another Carol Marine Daily Paintworks Challenge and what fun this was! Carol challenged fellow artists to paint one stroke of color at a time. We were to mix a new color for each stroke and not worry about edges.

I had to drag out my old easel since part of the challenge was to stand and step back often while painting. I've forgotten how much I love standing at my easel! Been doin' to much sitting lately.

Some of my colors mingled when I had to adjust the values with another stroke of color over the first stoke but I loved working this way and found it very liberating. I have a zillion brush strokes...got to remember to squint more often. Sometimes old habits are hard to give up. Hopefully my next one will be painted with fewer strokes and less correction of values.

We were supposed to use a 1/2-inch or larger brush. I found my number 6 & 8 bright brushes worked well for this challenge, using the side for smaller strokes. My palette colors were cadmium yellow light & medium, cadmium orange, cadmium red light, chromium oxide red, ultramarine blue and titanium white.

Be sure to check here to see all the great submissions to this challenge.

10 comments:

  1. A good one, Carol. A very fresh looking painting!

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  2. These challenges are fun and a great learning tool! You certainly nailed it with your painting. Very nice!

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  3. You could never tell you used a zillion brush strokes, it looks very fresh and I love the background. Great work!

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  4. Hi Carol. Very striking colour, that little touch of green compliments the red perfectly. I'm still working on the exercise!

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  5. I have not had time to do this challenge yet, but I can't wait to try. Your painting is superb, love the colors and the broad brushstrokes!

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  6. Argh~ after I told Deano I failed miserably at my first attempt, I tried again and just wiped it off. Beautiful job and a sign of mastery is how easy you make it look!

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  7. What a great job you did on this challenge! Love the shadow, and wonderful brushstrokes. I have to get going and try this one. Up to my ears in paperwork!

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  8. Hi Carol. I got the paints out and ended up like Sheila! You obviously succeeded. Very nice.

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