This challenge is my ode to Karin Jurick. I've loved her paintings and of course, coveted her talent for over the last year now. I never thought I would consider beach paintings anything but too specific to hang anywhere in a home other than one that was actually located along a coastline, but her paintings are more about the people moving within them, the movement of the human form, how we relate to each other, etc.
I'm not trying to sound like some fancy-schmancy art person. I'm just a girl who knows that someday, I would like to paint with some fraction of the talent Karin has. That being said, I thought I'd take another stab at fellow humans in motion. I'm really not trying to copy Karin or her style, I can't get there from here I don't think. I just want to practice painting something other than fruit, vegetables and flowers. Of course, the next challenge will undoubtedly include some form of at least one of them, because there's absolutely NO sun here and it's quite difficult to get a good shot of anything else.
Anyway, thanks to Karin for being such a generous artist in her sharing of her work and process and for being an inspiration for so many. Challenge seventeen submissions are due by midnight, January 31st.
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!