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Brick wall with electrical meters

Challenge 4 Reference: Brick Wall. Right-click to open in a new window and save to your hard drive.

This reference is from historical Independence, Oregon.

View the Paintings submitted for this challenge.

Patterns created by the three differing materials: metal, brick, and plant, make for an excellent realist or abstract subject.

The lack of strong shadows and subtle colors may attract you to the subject, or you may choose to dramatize them with more contrast.

Can you add imagery to the large blank brick areas? Perhaps you have something to say in words in that area.

Last month’s challenge included 15 artists.



  1. Brick Wall, oil on 8x8 panel by Pam Van Londen, Corvallis, Oregon
    © Pam Van Londen 2010, Brick Wall 1, 8×8 oil on clayboard

  2. Looking for the Plug by Byannic, oil on paper
    Looking for the plug? By Byannick, Oil on paper 13×16 in.

  3. Flower Power Boxes by Sally Evans
    Flower power boxes. Sally Evans. (12″ x 12″ oil on canvas board).

  4. Bricks of Independence by Leslie Hawes
    “Bricks of Independence”, Leslie Hawes, 4.5″ x 6.5″, colored pencil

  5. Brick Wall by Beckie Saar Leone
    Brick Wall with a Touch of Purple, Beckie Saar Leone, 6.25″ by 9.5″ soft pastel on gray velour.

  6. The Yellow Brick...
    The Yellow Brick… by Jean Nelson, Acrylic 8″x6″

  7. Brick and Leaf by Rebecca Wang
    Brick and Leaf. It’s oil on 8×10 canvas board by Rebecca Wang

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