I have to admit I've rummaged through my photo archives for this challenge. I've been sick with the crazy head flu that apparently everyone else in the nation has had and I, true to nature, am late to the party. So much so that after attempting the last challenge yesterday for a mere ten minutes, I gave up and went back to the sofa, surrounded by tissues, nasal spray and remote controls. It wasn't pretty.
So please enjoy the current challenge of these three creamers; challenge nineteen deadline is midnight, Monday March fourteenth.
Hello apples. I'm so happy to see you. Painting you is like coming home. I don't have to worry about where your nose is, whether it's just a suggestion of a feature or if it's solidly there. How could I ever have gotten tired of you? So. I really wish I could've done better with the last challenge, but I'm just not there yet as an artist. I may never get there, but in the meantime, I'm happy to have apples.
The inspiration for this challenge came from another blog obsession I have, the one that belongs to Carol Marine. I'm sure you've all been there, and if you haven't, it's so completely worth the trip. She's got the chunky stroke thing down perfectly, and I'm completely envious but thankful she is such a prolific, talented painter who, like Karin and many others is generous enough to share her work and process. If you do check out Carol's blog, make sure to stay a bit and check out her larger works at her site, Blue Cloud Studios. That single white daisy in the glass of water KILLS me.
And interestingly enough, in addition to all of that, Carol has started a painting challenge as well, which is a weekly challenge and offers artists links to sell their work, which is very cool. I've been thinking lately about trying to paint with more frequency than one painting every three weeks and I think the DPW challenge is a great place to start!
The deadline for challenge eighteen is midnight Monday, February 21st.
1. A new challenge will be posted every three weeks. Photos may be a mix of still life, landscape, architectural or just everyday people in everyday situations. There are several brilliant painters I admire online and hopefully I can present some challenges in which we might be able to explore a certain painter's style as well as simply the subject before us. I chose three weeks because I have a lot going on, as I'm sure you do as well!
2. You may crop or edit a challenge photo as much or as little as you like. If you work in oils, great. If you work in acrylics, fab. Heck, you can even do a charcoal sketch or pastel drawing. The one stipulation I do have for challenge participation is that the works must be created using pen, pencil, crayon, brush, etc. Please do not submit any Photoshop or digitally manipulated works.
3. Once finished with your work, take a photo of it, stick it in a jpeg file and send it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once I've received your photo, I'll post it here to share with anyone and everyone. If you'd like to specify the size of the canvas and what medium used, please do so and I will include this info alongside your name.
4. I would love to credit you with your work by placing your name under your painting, but only if you desire this - If you wish to be anonymous, you must specify this along with your photo in an email. If you have a blog and wish to have your name link to it, please specify this as well and I'll be happy to do so.
5. Lastly but not least, thanks to anyone out there who chooses to participate! I truly enjoy looking at everyone's interpretations and efforts. I hope I can provide enough interesting subjects worth taking on and using your supplies for!