Monday, May 21, 2012

LOTS of new 150 Challenge paintings!

 Good morning!

I am delighted to tell you that I have #42 all the way down to #28 
paintings posted on my 150 Challenge Show blog. 

This painting is #36 and is titled "BAILLA."

The photo above shows my Speedball hardboard panel 
that has been toned in with red and burnt sienna. 
Oil paint just seems to love this surface.
I just loosely sketched my idea and started laying down the color. 
Below is the finished piece.

I will be madly working for the next three days. 
I'm aiming to finish by Wednesday night.
I'm sad that I'm almost done but I'm so excited for the show and I can't wait to see them all hanging in one location at Weems Old Town!
I've got my final photos chosen, all except #1.
I always try to make the last one have some kind of special meaning for me 
and my mind is blank right now on what I want that to be.
Maybe a self- portrait?

To see all of the 150 paintings to far, CLICK HERE or go to

If you see a painting you want to buy on opening night, call Betty 
at 505-764-0302 
or email


  1. Just checked out the link...AMAZING!! The paintings are gorgeous! : )

  2. thanks Michelle, sorry it took me so long to answer.
    Now it's time to get back on the "getting in shape" train!