Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Upside Down Challenge

Well, this is it
This week's Daily Paintworks Challenge [ DPW ] was to paint a Revere bowl and a couple slices of watermelons on a reflective surface, with the reference turned UPSIDE DOWN.  It's a good lesson for learning to really SEE what you are painting.  Good stuff, and a lesson in humility.  I had to turn it right side up toward the end of my painting it to tweek it.  Stretching, always stretching.

CAN'T UPLOAD PHOTOS AT THIS TIME.  BLOGGER SEEMS TO BE BROKEN.  

UPDATE:  Somehow, after pushing buttons clicking numerous help buttons that didn't really answer any of my questions, crashing my computer, installing, uninstalling and reinstalling FireFox, rebooting,etc, I got a few functions to work.  I have no idea how I did it, but at least, I was able to upload the above image.  I don't know if I am out of the woods yet, but I am pleased to at least have the painting show up.  If I didn't have this, what would be the point of the blog?  Am keeping my fingers crossed!!!  :-)

10 comments:

Dee Doyle said...

Test. Blog is broken. Can't uplaod photos or add links or change format, etc. Any ideas????

Carrie H. said...

I had a lot of trouble last night too - took forever to get a photo up. I have no answers but love the reflection of the watermelon and the revere bowl.

Jane said...

Dee this painting is amazing, must have been incredibly difficult to paint upside down!
Wish you a great week end.

Martha Kisling said...

Hi Dee - love your paintings!Thanks for listing my blog - I will be happy to return the favor!

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Martha. Have enjoyed seeing your work in your blog.

And, yes, Carrie, I had a bunch of Blogger issues lately. Don't know what trigger them. I even downloaded FireFox twice, and still have issues. I went to the Blogger help, and they still don't have answers for one really important issue to me ... Stats! There is an error message that won't got away, and no stats!

Happy painting!

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Jane, I am so blown away by all theexcellent paitnigs that artists have submitted for the challenge. I really think doing the challeneges is a gift! I learn so much dealing with "challenges" I woujldn't choose myself. You have a good weekend too!

RH Carpenter said...

This is wonderful! And what a great exercise to see shapes, not things :)

Giselle McMenamin said...

Dee,

Thanks so much for the feedback and Follow! great stuff you have here. love your work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Kris Wiltse said...

Luscious and beautiful painting, Dee! Love you batik as well!

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Kris. Thanks for stopping by!