Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April 2019 Challenge: "Bee"

"Love The Buzzin' Of The Bees", 12x12, Acrylic, Kelley Carey MacDonald
I love to watch these crucial little creatures float from flower to flower.

"Bee here Now"by Sally Dean
8.5"x8.5" hand colored linoleum cut print

 "Let it Bee" by Victoria Chesley Brega 9"X6" Bead Mosaic

"Sneezing Bees" by Margaret Farrell Bruno 6"X6" Pastel

"Bee Balloon" by Paula Villanova Acrylic

"Bee Coaster" gouache by Jody Regan - working with different textures, flat coaster and sparkling bee pin; bee motifs

Queen Bee Pamela Copeman Oil and Gold Leaf 11" x 14"

"Gathering" 6x8 gouache by Jeanne MacFarland

Monday, April 1, 2019

March 2019 Challenge: "Frida"

"Icon", Acrylic 16x20, Acrylic by Kelley MacDonald

"Dreaming of Mexico" Inspired by Frida 18"x24 Acrylic by Paula Villanova W.I.P.

"Frida", 12"x12" acrylic on panel by Sally Dean

"Portrait Sketch" oil 8x10 by Jeanne MacFarland

 Victoria Chesley Brega 16"X20" Acrylic "Self Portrait after Kahlo"

Pamela Copeman 8" x 10" oil painting

Friday, March 1, 2019

February Challenge: Over/Under

"Underwhelmed" 18"x24" Acrylic by Paula Villanova

"Rocks over and under water"
4'x5' watercolor, sea water, sand and acrylic on paper

"Under Overpass" ink and pencils by Jody Regan 

"Above the Street, Below the Sun" acrylic by Kelley MacDonald

 "Pier Over The Water, Under The Fog" oil by Margaret Farrell Bruno

COCONUTS 14x11 Page Pearson Railsback

"Under a Watchful Eye, Monhegan" 6X12 oil
by Jeanne MacFarland

“Under and Out of the Swamp”18” x 24”Acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega

Friday, February 1, 2019

January 2019 Challenge: "Paint Like Klimt"

"Tete-a-Tetes" 10"x30" Acrylic by Paula Villanova
Gotta paint like me, but it was ok this month to use Klimt as inspiration as I painted my gift of 

"BFF's" 9x12, Acrylic WIP, by Kelley MacDonald
I was inspired by Klimt's entwined figures and his decorative swirls and gold paint.  My two kitties, Harry (orange) and Isabelle (tortie) love to play, if not snuggle.

"Portrait Study Influenced by Klimt", Mixed mediums, by Margaret Farrell Bruno
I thought it would be fun to paint my granddaughter and allow swirls and scrolls represent the fun and excitement of thought process within a child, but leave one side quiet and contemplative, too.

"Kimono" 6x12 oil by Jeanne MacFarland
Influenced by Klimt's free flowing decorative style
"Terrazza" 14"x11" Acrylic by Page Pearson Railsback

"A Guernsey in Klimt's Garden" 13"x15 " acrylic 
Victoria Chesley Brega
"Klimt was a master of beautifully observed pattern, it was also just time to work another of my favorite subject into our challenge."

A Portrait of Klimt
12"x 9" acrylic 
"I was inspired to try to capture his likeness. and I added some of his signature patterning behind him."

"A Glimpse of Klimt and Me" 12"x12" by Pamela Copeman

"Westward a la Klimt" acrylic 10 x 8 by Jody Regan
I painted a familiar landscape using Klimt's circle motifs to shift through the brilliant light.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December 2018 Challenge: "Passages"

"First Communion Day, 1961" by Paula Villanova 18x24 Acrylic

 "Picking Out A Tree" 16"X20" Oil by Margaret Farrell Bruno

 "Safe Passage" oil, 12X6 by Jeanne MacFarland

"Paris Passage" 20"x24" Oil on canvas by Sally Dean

"Quirky Passage" 16x16 Acrylic, by Kelley Carey MacDonald

"Flight" 6x6 paper collage by Mary Sheehan Winn

 "Hull Gut Passage" 12x16 acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega

"Safe Passage" gouache on paper by Jody Regan

Passage by Pamela Copeman

SAFE PASSAGE 7x7 Page Pearson Railsback

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year from "Girls Just Wanna Paint!"

We will be posting our December challenge on January 2.
See you then!
All the best in 2019!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

November 2018 Challenge: "Cat In Sun" from Mary's Photo

"Cat Nap", Acrylic, 8x10 by Kelley Carey MacDonald

"Atlantic City Cat"  6"x6" acrylic by Sally Dean

"Cat Painting #999" oil 8x10 by Jeanne MacFarland

 "Cat Nap" 8x10 acrylic by Victoria Chesley Brega

"Boardwalk Cat" 8x8 oil by Pamela Copeman

"Sunny Spot" pen & ink by Jody Regan

"Rusty and Friend" Gouache by Paula Villanova

"Resting Kitty" 5"X7" Gouache & w/c pencils by Margaret Farrell Bruno

Kit Kat 7x7  Page Pearson Railsback

"Rusty, The Boardwalk Cat"  8x8 oil on birch panel