Monday, November 7, 2011



The DPW Challenge this week is another of my favorite type; "find the painting" in the photograph. Although the photo depicted a lively cafe scene, I was drawn to the girl with the hand raised to her hair. I also liked the way the backs of the chairs "framed" her in the space.
I joined the "Santa Rita Art League" so that I would have a place to paint. Today was the first day I took advantage of it, and I think I'll like it. My frames arrived today too, so I'll be shipping off my little paintings to the Edward Montgomery Fine Art gallery in Carmel. I hope they sell quickly and the demand will be there for larger paintings. Cross your fingers for me! Also, this weekend is the 11/11/11 event at the Seattle Design Center. Ticket Sales are looking good and I hear the exhibition looks awesome. Heavy art week for me!


  1. Great job on the challenge! I like how you cropped it and the red handbag really takes the eye to the girl.

    Fingers crossed!! :-)

  2. Une belle interprétation ... Une toile vivante et plein d'énergie. Bravo pour ce beau travail.
    Je vous souhaite plein de réussite à l'occasion de cette prochaine exposition.
    Gros bisous

  3. Very painterly and the colors glow against the dark background, Layne!

  4. Such a nice job on this challenge, Layne. I really like the way you cropped the photo and picked out a scene from it.

    You are one busy lady. I was catching up on your posts, and you really have a lot going on! I hope your paintings sell.