Saturday, January 10, 2009

Different Strokes Challenge
6 x6
oil on door skin
This was my first attempt at the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog biweekly challenge and I have to say this isn't a subject I would normally think of painting but I really started to enjoy it once I looked for simple color patterns. I was definitely pushed on this one and am looking forward to future challenges.

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Loooooooooooooooove it! I envy you're ability to pick all that subtle light on the building. I'll have to google door skin because I have no idea what that is. Now back to my attempt on the challenge. wish me luck lol

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

It is beautiful. The colors and the way you cropped the pic.
What is a door skin???

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you Sheila and Irit and have fun and good luck with your 'challenge' paintings.
A doorskin is a thin wood veneer meant for resurfacing a door and it must be sealed first with severals coats of Kilz Sealer and then several coats of gesso but it makes for a nice inexpensive surface for oils.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wow, I would say you have already found your style! You have the touch of a colorist and it shows up beautifully in your paintings.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Thanks Barb.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Barb, welcome to DSFDF. Beautiful painting! Wonderful colors, composition and brushwork - well done!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Barb, your painting turned out great! I hope to jump into DSFDF with this latest challenge also (haven't had time to start yet!). I hope mine turns out as nice.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

I like the colors and depth. Nice job.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Really beautiful! Welcome to the group!!

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks so much to all of you for your warm welcome. I'm looking forward to enjoying all of your blogs as I find it so exciting and inspiring to see beautiful art created in so many different ways!

dominique eichi said...

Welcome, You did a great job on this. I love the detail of colors you used. Thanks on the info on woodskin