Friday, March 30, 2012


4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to attempting this challenge, but once I got into it ...... ok I still didn't like it.  At first I thought it would be a good exercise in loosening up, but instead I painted very slow and just tried to keep my painting looking like an apple.  I cheated at the end by adding a couple of lines with a palette knife.  Painting slowly was frustrating and I kept wanting to transfer my brush quickly to my right hand.  However, I'm happy with the final outcome and was pleasantly surprised that an apple emerged from my left hand.  Will wonders never cease?!!!  So, all in all, I liked this challenge more than I thought I would. :-)  
A final word ..... 
especially if you are painting with your other hand!!!
Have a great week-end!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012


5x7 oil on canvas panel

I have not participated lately in our monthly challenges, but was grateful for Spring Break to rest, relax, and finally paint! I loved this "paint with your other hand" challenge and I do hope you will try this out. I did 2 paintings for this challenge and will try to get the other one posted by the end of the week. I began each painting with a blank canvas and using my left hand, sketched a few reference points and just had fun. I absolutely could not paint with my other hand until I sat on my right hand, it needed to be out of my way. So much fun, I hope you try this exercise!

Friday, March 9, 2012

No Comfort Zone by Kay Wyne

No Comfort Zone
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Wow, this challenge really challenged me. I did everything with my left hand....the hardest thing for me was mixing the paints. I do not like to use straight oils out of the tube. I started putting colors and shapes on the panel, and found that I had two women and dog floating here in this painting. It was a good exercise....and NO COMFORT ZONE was present. Kay