Jean Nelson (fellow painter blogger) tagged me for the Seven Links Project. The idea is to build blogging community and highlight past blog posts in each of seven categories. It was thought-provoking and fun to select these. It was somewhat more difficult technically, and I can't explain the hugeness of some of these images. I should link back to the original posts, but I've already spent more time on this than I did on this morning's painting.
Most Beautiful. This, of course, is just my opinion. It does have lovely color I think. I might find a nice wall for it in my own home.
Most Popular. I get literally hundreds of hits on this post. I'm pretty sure it's just fourth graders and their parents doing research for their California Mission projects. But I'll take it.
Most controversial. I'm not exactly a controversial blogger. This one got some love, it got some meh, and my writing hinted at scandal.
Most helpful. My post, "what I learned," where I shared my notes from my oil painting class.
The post that didn't get the attention it deserved. I'm not sure what it deserves, but it only got one comment. Of course that was back in the old lean days. I still like the simplicity of this.
A post whose success surprised me. This was my second challenge piece. It's tied for the most comments, and I think it won me some followers. I knew it was a pretty good painting, but I underestimated the power of pizza and beer with dramatic lighting.
Post of which I'm proudest. A good painting of a great dog. I captured the light and the likeness and invented good color. The painting won a prize and became a gift. Dogs inspire.