Rose Study

Rose Study
5x7 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

My roses from Valentines Day have almost expired so I decided to try another shot at painting a rose. I used the same palette colors as I did in my first rose painting for DPW Challenge. I decided I really need more practice and can't wait until my roses start blooming in my garden this spring.

Zippo

Zippo
6x6 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

This is my submission for this weeks DPW Challenge. A really great artist by the name of Michael Naples posted a reference photo of a Zippo lighter for this weeks challenge. He invited fellow artists to paint the Zippo using only burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white. This was a great lesson in values and quite challenging!

Red Rose Waiting

Red Rose Waiting
6x8 oil on canvas
© 2010 Carol Horzempa


I never thought I would enjoy painting a rose until I tried this challenge posted by Qiang Huang who is a master in painting roses. He challenged fellow artists too paint a red rose on the weekly DPW Challenge. This is my second one, the first one I loved too and can't wait to try more. I have now fallen in love with red roses and painting them!


My palette colors were Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Chromium Oxide Red, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White.

10 Minute Apple Studies


Ten Minute Apple Studies
6x12 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa


This is my contribution to a challenge posted by Carol Marine on Daily Paintworks. Our goal was to paint an object of our choice eight times allowing only 10 minutes using a timer. This is a great challenge for improving skills and painting fearlessly. Check the DPW Challenge website here to see over 160 artist's 10 minute paintings.