Saturday, August 18, 2012

Balinese Girl

This month it was my turn to decide on the theme for our Hilton Head Group Monthly Challenge, and I - totally selfishly - challenged the gang to pick a photo I posted on my Singapore Journal to paint from.

I'm amazed at the paintings that have already been posted here, they are great and bring back so many happy memories - I just love this challenge and am looking forward to more posts to come!

And of course I finally got back behind my easel and got to paint one of my photos as well. I've been away for a while and like always it's rough going. Still, I enjoyed painting this young Balinese girl. 

Balinese Girl
Oil, 4"x4"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Singapore challenge

Having to post after John Singer Sargent is intimidating, to say the least.
This is my painting for the Singapore challenge that was suggested by Regula, who had just spent time there.
I find smiling people difficult to paint.  I tried to capture the joy on her face. I bet she has a deep chuckle.

John Singer Sargent via Sherrie H...

 Sherrie sent these and asked me to post them.  It is a portrait done by Sargent and housed in the permanent collection in the Montgomery Museum of Art in Montgomery, Al.  She sent close ups so we can see how Sargent handled hands and facial features.  Love seeing his work!  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Babushka, one of my favorite words, but I really never get to use it. So I'm thrilled to paint this little girl who is wearing what I call a babushka! (I think this might be Regula's sister at age 6. Is that right Regula?) I guess I chose one she posted that wasn't really from Singapore. I hope it still counts!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

En Guete, Regula

En guete, Regula
9 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

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This is my entry in the Hilton Head Gang challenge for August.   Regula Scheifele was tasked with introducing this months challenge.  She had the great good fortune to be able to visit Singapore for three months and chronicled her visit in her Singapore blog.  The instructions are to visit her blog and paint any of the pictures she posted interpreting them any way we choose.  Since I love painting people and it IS Regula's challenge I decided on a picture of her dining at one of the fabulous eateries she discovered while there.   I must say she did blog a lot about food...

Friday, August 3, 2012

A FACE FROM BALI by Linda Popple

12x12 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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The HHG (Hilton Head Gang) has a monthly challenge and this month's challenge is suggested by Regula Scheifele, also known as "Baby Face."  She challenged us to paint from one of her fabulous photographs taken while she was in Singapore.  To see Regulas's Singapore blog, click HERE
$100.00 plus S&H
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