Waiting For Toast


"Waiting For Toast"
6x6 oil on canvas
©2011 Carol Horzempa

Shelly Ross on DailyPaintworks challenged artists to paint their toaster in this weeks challenge. This was an opportunity for me to work on reflections and paint some more tomatos. Even though I got a little carried away with detail, I'm pleased that my toaster looks shinny. Thanks Shelly, this was a fun challenge. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

These Boots Are Made For Walking


"These Boots Are Made For Walking"
6x6 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa


Nancy Sinatra's song was running through my head while painting this one. Walking my dog in the woods is something I do twice a day while wearing my favorite hiking boots. I tried to capture what I see along the leaf covered path on a fall day. This painting is part of the Shoe Challenge posted by Cheri Homaee on Daily Paintworks.



Smoking Scection

"Smoking Section"
6x6 oil on masonite panel
©2011 Carol Horzempa

Carol Marine posted a photo on Daily Paintworks challenging artists to paint a crowd scene.  This was a lot of fun but next time I will use a larger format...very challenging! 


Mini Pumpkins on Red

Mini Pumpkin on Red
6x6 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

For several weeks these two mini pumpkins were sitting in my studio waiting to be painted. I decided to set them on a red background and see if I could get them to stand out and be noticed. I found painting these little guys a real challenge but a lot of fun! This is part of the DPW Paint Your Pumpkin Challenge hosted by Carol Marine. Thanks Carol!