West of Spokane

Artist Terry Gonzales spends his time between the deserts of southwestern Arizona and the Pacific northwest.

He writes: “This is an 8″ X 10″ oil on board done plein air west of Spokane, WA near the airport. Spokane has great western skies.”

Plein Air

If you’d like to see more of Terry’s work, check out his website.

June Challenge — Northern Photo

Here’s another entry in the June Challenge. Photographer Wendee Paull Cloutier sent this photo of a tiny wild strawberry blossom from the Northwest Territories in Canada. She took the photo at Lake Niven, near Yellowknife.

Wild Strawberry Flower

Wendee writes: “It  took some looking but finally found a blossom. Spring is just starting  up here in the North. Great Slave Lake is frozen so no fresh Arctic Char on this trip.”

June Challenge — Earrings

Okay. I guess I’m first out of the gate. I didn’t intend to make “flowers” with these earrings but I think they fit the challenge. 😉

Silver Leaf

The beads are 6 mm Montana Blue Luster Twist wired onto metal leaves and hung on rhodium-plated posts.

I had so much fun with this pair that I made two more pair, with wooden beads and glass leaves.

So who’s up next? The challenge is open to anyone. Drop a note via the contact form and I’ll send the scoop on how to submit photos of your work.

Challenge Theme — “Flowers”

It’s a new month and a new challenge! April’s theme was “3” — Marilyn Jackson suggested “flowers” as the theme for June.

No matter where you live (okay, maybe not Antarctica) something is probably blooming, thinking about blooming or has already bloomed.

So! Guess that means you have no excuse for not submitting something to share with us. Paint, watercolor, pencil, crayon, clay, pixels — any and all media are welcome. Challenge yourself to do something and send it along so we can see what you’ve been working on.

So, who’s up next? Fill out the contact form (mention “Challenge” in the subject line) and I’ll send you the info on how to submit your photos.