BE SURE TO POST YOUR WORK HERE IN THIS THREAD SO OUR CHALLENGES WON'T GET CONFUSED WITH EACH OTHER.
Another posting note: When you post your painting, be sure to “sign” your post with the name that you wish for participants to use when replying to your post. We are gaining new participants all the time and it is sometimes difficult to remember who posted what. An alternative would be to create a “signature line” that will automatically appear on each one of your posts. (If anyone needs instructions on how to do that, let Sam know and she will send instructions to you.)
Sam had the idea to have the theme for this month to be "OUT WITH THE OLA AND IN WITH THE NEW.
The back of an old house in Madison, In
Birch bark canoes at The Feast of the Hunters Moon
One of my flintlock rifles
Meyers cabin at Musutatuck wildlife refuge
An old woman (public domain picture)
Baby feet (public domain picture) This is for the hand drawers. Something a little different.
Some chicks a couple of days old. (public domain picture)
My grandson Nate with one of his 3 day old kid goat.
.Blue jay taken this A.M. on our new snow
Two women mending clothes at a primitive encampment at Louisville, Ky
Thats it for this month. I hope you find something that inspires you. PAINT UP !!!
(All pictures were taken by myself unless noted)
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YAY - it's here!
What neat photos, Geri! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite - I love them all.
Thanks so much for hosting our first Challenge of the new year.,
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
Geri, very nice and interesting reference photos. This should be an exciting month. I do have one question. Since the theme for this month is the old and the new are we able to submit work of something old or something new that is our own and not from one of the reference photos?
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Woohoo! It's here! Have been checking for it all morning!
Love the theme and photos! Also, Geri, I feel as though I know you a little better after seeing your photos. Can't wait to get started!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Sam and everybody else feel free to do anything your hart desires if it fits the theme.
Jen you are only supposed to have rough mornings on new years day.
Turps245:I had a rough night last night
I love that your photos inc. personal ones too - gives more meaning behind them. They're all challenging in their way and I look fwd. to taking a stab at these. Thanks for your work to get these posted, Geri.
Jen, hope you rest up first and have plenty of energy then to paint.
Kim T (Kim513)
Great photo's Geri, can hardly wait to pick one, and which one there is such a lot of good choices.
Jen, not feeling well myself and can relate to your being under the weather. Hope we both feel better soom and can get back into the swing of things.
Alex, thanks for the information on the w/c pencils. I'll try some of those techniques. I have some pencils but have never applied them in all the different methods you mentioned. I think you have a real talent at getting such greaqt colour in your art work. Maybe I should note that Alex's information is found in the December Challenge.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Great pictures Geri! I think I'll watch Ken Burns's Civil War Documentary again before I decide which one to paint.
Sorry you're feeling bad Jen. I hope you feel better soon.
Hello to all the new people here! There are so many of you that I'm going to have to say hi to each one as you post pictures as there is too much to catch up with now.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Great photos Old and New... should be a great challenge....
Jen tee hee,,, I'm IRISH, and I love a great foot rub to get rid of a headache.
It would be nice if we messed up we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over
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Hi Geri, a quick sketch of your blue jay in a juniper tree .... It's done with Cretacolor WC pencils and Holbein gouache on Acquarello 140# hot-pressed paper, and is about 2" x 2". I’d like to revisit this in a larger size showing the whole bird in his beautiful raiment and with fewer colors — nature is the best artist of all.
— nature is the best artist of all. I’ve inserted one image at approximately actual size and a second at a larger size — Marsha, I saw your note about making insertions a little larger when the drawings are tiny so that people can see them more easily. (Rats! I was hoping to hide lack of technique behind miniscule pix! )ALEX: I bet you hit edit and revised your post.... did you???? do I win the bet????
I have done that in the past and it shows up one way in the email and another way in the actual post. Above is part of what I received in my email. My dear your technique is so wonderful you definitely don't need to hide it.... big is even great. Your little Jay is certainly a keeper.