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2019 Challenge

This year I have

challenged myself to 

paint 1 painting

per week in the 

style of one of the 

historical Top 100

artists.  I am trying to 

use the techniques, medium and colours that they used but the goal is to refrain from copying them.  The time restriction of 1 week puts limitations on the oil painting and those artists who produced very detailed works

1 week - 1 artist

Quiet Beauty

Acrylic on Canvas

Week 26 - Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

“Colour is my daylong obsession, joy and torment.” 

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” 

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings” 

Nova Scotia Lilies

Week 28 - Georgia O'Keefe (1887 -1986)

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."

"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."


No Week 5

No quotes


Week 27 - Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891)

“Art is harmony.  Harmony is the analogy of contrary and of similar elements of tone, of colour and of line, conditioned by the dominate key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.”

"Painting is the art of hollowing a surface."

I See

Week 29 - Frida Kahlo(1907-1954)

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."

"I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return."

"I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality."

"I love you more than my own skin..”

What is identity?

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