Saturday, February 05, 2011

the 10-minute challenge! - SOLD

I double dog dare you to do this challenge! I promise if you do it, you will come out a better artist for it. Go to the challenge page on Daily Paintworks to read all about the 10-minute challenge!


Jeff Oxley said...

"Paint what you see – not what you THINK you see."

Carol: This is great advice.

Sarah said...

great challenge Corol, really good excercise for any artist at every level. I love that it is a challenge that dosn't involve a photograph, this will be very interesting. Well done as well, for this new bit of daily paintworks, is it you or your other half who does all the web wizardry that must be involved?

Pragya Tiwari said...

What an interesting challenge :))

I love the apples..feel like having a bite :)

Evhe said...

Yes! i will do it!
But... it seems to be a problem with the link ont he page challenges on DPW (no flux rss?)

Denise Rose said...

Did it in class. Lived through it. Would do it again!

Diane Mannion said...

I make my students do this for Artists Bootcamp... but in ink or pencil. Now this is really a challenge in paint! Yikes.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Oooh, great idea...a snowstorm outside means a good time to try this. Thanks for push to practice!

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my gosh. That is crazy impressive! You are really amazing. I just love your work.

Unknown said...

You rock! Sending everyone here to check this out after completing my second challenge. Thanks Carol! LOVE it!

Bobbi Heath said...

I love this exercise, which I learned the first time I took your workshop, and have done a bunch of times since (and I make my students do it too). It's tremendously effective.

I hope you will send us off on more exercises on the challenge blog. The value exercises you do in your workshop would be awesome as well, and they look really sharp (or maybe I just like monochrome...).

All the best, Carol. Thanks for keeping us thinking and painting!

Mitzi Easley said...

Thanks for teaching us Carol - what a break for us that your teaching talents *almost* rival your painting talents :-)

ddd said...

Thank you for the challenge Carol! I will keep doing it, it is a great exercise!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Great idea and excercise!!!

Unknown said...

Having a ball, thanks Carol!

Unknown said...

thank you Carol. After doing the challenge I slept on it overnight and then did a much better painting the next morning. Love to learn! Helen Moreda

Carol Marine said...


I am so happy that you guys are enjoying this challenge! I very much enjoyed doing it myself.

Sarah, my husband is a web wizard behind the challenge and the rest of Daily Paintworks. None of this would be possible without him.

beckielboo said...

You have a hit - BIG TIME!

I LOVE challenges & try to follow every one I can find. When I find a new one - it is like Christmas! When one ends - I feel like I've lost a friend.

BUT, here is what I LOVE about your set up.
1. You accept entries after the next challenge has begun.
2. You have a running total to notify the visitor just how many more have been added since their last visit - WONDERFUL!
3. It is easy to see all the entries - no hunting for them!
4. The overall look of the challenge is crisp and clean - VERY ATTRACTIVE!
5. You are going to kick things up - anticipating the next unique challenge is delicious!
6. It is a challenge in every sense. The artist will learn something while participating in the fun.

I'm sure I'll kick myself for forgetting many more points, but this will get it started. Daily Paintworks members should be really proud of what you are doing. It certainly is a significant addition to DPW.

My only concern is YOU! This must be an awesome amount of work and you must not let it overwhelm you. I think this has been a problem in some of the other challenges. And BIG KUDOS to your husband! Great Job!!!!!

Don't ya' love it!

Anne Marie Propst said...

Carol, thank your husband as well for this fun challenge. You are so right. My apple #8 was a lot better than apple #1.

Carol Marine said...

This is David here, Carol's behind-the-scenes husband.

I have automated the submission process so the challenging artists can do what they do best - paint. So no worries, these challenges will keep coming!

Unfortunately, I fear I have become the Homer Simpson of challenge administrators as I am the one who pushes the "Big Red Accept Button," on the DPW Challenge iPhone App I created, for each submission!

- David

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is the most difficult and valuable exercise there is. Your apples look wonderful.

I agree with Beckielboo.
Everything about the site is cool. It's very user friendly.
I love that you can submit after the week is over and that it shows that there are new paintings up.
Many thanks to you dearest and to the Wizard, Homer Simpson.