Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Blue in Black

I've made it to the ninth prompt which is Switzerland. I simply can't express how much I am getting from this exercise.  I really needed just such a diversion and maybe that is why I've immersed myself in it. 

I snapped this one in-progress shot because I wasn't sure if what I was doing was going to work or not and I wanted a visual for my memory. It worked just as my muse suggested and I thought you might think seeing the blue in black interesting as well.  

Here is the reference photo and if you look closely, you can see part of his signature in red in the lower right corner.  I usually sign with a pen but always painted my signature when oil painting. Today, I followed Mr Hodler's lead and used my brush with fluid red oxide. I like it. 

With a little energy, I plan to be back tomorrow with photos of all 9 of the spreads to share how my cards are attached in the book. 


  1. fabulous, i love the colour mix.

  2. Your work is wonderful! I am finding this challenge fascinating as I am in the company of brilliant artists like yourself. I find it very uplifting.

    Janet xx

  3. Awesome! And three cards this week... Girl, by now you might have blisters on your fingers from painting! :)

  4. Wow, love this one. Not that I haven't loved the others!
    Jen x