Sunday, June 28, 2009

DSFDF challenger- Boater

For my newer visitors, I've been trying Karin Jurick's blog challenge for several months now. I was a little intimidated with the process of interpreting a photo because the huge pool of talent that was already involved.

Even though it is not a competition, you cannot help but be humbled when you compare your work with some amazing pieces. Forcing myself to get involved has blessed me with a whole group of artist pals who have the biggest hearts in the world. They visit and encourage the participants and are always so generous with sharing their techniques. Joining in the challenge is one of the best things I've done since I've started painting professionally.

Please check out the original photo and the other fabulous entries at Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks blog.



This piece is 6x8 oil on canvas

25 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

It's fabulous Sheila! I just love it!
It's great that you forced yourself to join this group.... it's paying off for you!

Dean H. said...

Great work...those waves with the intricate colors really caught my eye!
I agree with all you said about DSFDF...It has opened up a wonderful community of inspiration, comradeship, and assistance to one another.

Angela Elledge said...

Your interpretation of the dsfdf photo is awesome; great work. Also, you summarized the fellowship of the dsfdf artists beautifully, it is most definitely a group of very talented people, both with their encouragement and their amazing painting/drawing styles.

dominique eichi said...

GREAT entry for DSFDF. But I have to admit that since you joined it the impact you've had has been tremendous. You are one that leads the pack with your encouragement and fabulous humor. THank you Sheila for always been there. = )

The Bull said...

Great job on this week's challenge, captured the mood of the rower very well. Thanks for getting me involved with the DSFDF challenge! :)

David Larson Evans said...

Very nice ,the water ,the boat, the rower I would say this is one of your best,

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Sheila - wonderful reflections. I also completely agree with what Dominique said.

Cathyann said...

Wonderful words and a very strong piece Sheila!
You add so much joy to the world..I have loved being part of THE network of wonderful people like you, too.
Positive, up beat and encouraging.

Krista Hasson said...

Shelia, this turned out fantastic. You should feel right at home in this group!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Sheila , this is one of your best.
Love it!

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic job, Shelia! The reflections and the figure (your forte) are awesome.
You are right on in your assessment of the DSFDF group. What a wonderful group of Artists. Couldn't agree more with Dominique...you're one of the leaders of the pack!

sam said...

I think its such a great idea to have different challenges all the time, good job well done Sheila:o)

Carrie Jacobson said...

Excellent job, Sheila! I really love the way the water shines, and how it looks like the boat is IN it. Cool!

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx Sheila!
I'm feeling better and better.
I wasn't feeling the right side of my tung for 2 weeks.
They told me that I had a chance to stay paralysed but I thiink everything's fine now! I'm glad it's done... I will be painting like crazy again.
Very nice painting!!!!! Love the colors you used!
Hope you're well!!!!!
Take care
Dom

L.Holm said...

Wonderful, Sheila! I love the weight of the arms on the oars and your brushwork throughout. Great work!

Art with Liz said...

Hey hey hey Sheila - this is fantastic! I stayed away from this (I'm too slow!) and it was a little bit intimidating! Well done!

suzanne cabrera said...

This is such a great idea! A wonderful opportunity to be a part of something larger...or forgive me, but I must...one of many fish in a big pond!

Doris Joa said...

I too love it, you have done a great job with this painting.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You go girl! This is one of my favorites of yours...the reflections in the water...fabulous!

Color Splashes said...

It's beautiful!

Carol Horzempa said...

Great job Sheila! I'm so glad you decided to do this challenge. You did a beautiful job on the reflections and figure. I agree with Dominique and Angela in everything they said!

Mary Paquet said...

Love this interpretation! Great work. Also, your portrait of the gentleman from Open Studios is wonderful.

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on your painting Sheila, and on describing the wonderful fellowship created by DSFDF. You've been a force out there in the blog world, and have encouraged people to become more involved than they might have been. Good on you.

Color Splashes said...

Sheila,
It was so wonderful to read your comment this morning on my blog. An encouragement and a boost for the day!
Elizabeth

laurens.paint.palette said...

Ooooohhhh..... I love your water, Sheila! Nice job!