Welcome to ALL MEDIA PHOTO CHALLENGE #40 - February
Challenge: Create artwork based on any or all of these
photos and themes. Use any medium and any style. Stick to the photo(s) exactly
or just use them as a starting point - feel free to change colors, composition,
add or subtract elements or take a complete departure. In other words, HAVE FUN
and keep painting!
I just couldn't decide so here are a lot of photos to
choose from. Most
pictures are taken by me or by my husband unless otherwise marked. If you want
items photographed in different angles or single items photographed, just ask. But please ask my permission if you are not
affiliated with Artist Daily or are not a part of the Monthly
Challenges... thank you.
theme: Home is where you lay you heart.
Anything that makes your home special qualifies!
Target Posting Date:
February 1, 2014 -February 28, 2014
Be sure to post your work here in this thread so our
challenges won't get confused with each other.
The home where I laid my heart was underwater 201
Million years ago and creatures like the Nautilus pompilius lived here.
Evidence we found in our yard.
Celtic tribes settled here too. And the river Altmühl
was called Alcmona (slow water).
the romans came and build the Limes, a border that divided the Roman Empire
from the Barbarian tribes.
In the Middle Ages a lot of castles were built through
the valley. My home is my castle. No, this is not my house.
In the late Baroque period this church was decorated
with fresco painting by the Asam brothers. This one is the only one they
did on a flat ceiling. Its magnificence is that if you stand on one spot in the
church all the pillars are straight, and then as you move through the church, the
perspective of everything changes.
But your or my house is more than a pretty place to
stay. It protects us from the Elements. A few of us had to deal with intense
weather conditions, like floods, storms and freezing temperatures.
After the storm
A rainy day Public Domain http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=35431&picture=kind-und-regen
Fire keeps our houses warm, too.
In the old days.
And the new days
even more important than a protective house are friends and family. That's
where you lay your heart. Happy Valentines day.
Gingerbread heart, my
oldest son got from his girlfriend.
Flowers for your valentine.
Public Domain photo
Love Padlocks (the
watercolor magazine had some nice examples)
Wiki Commons ,
Public domain photo/Pont des
Arts Author :Cha già José
from Vienna, Austria
Music is in the house!
"In Harmonie vereint"
means, „united in harmony" no Jazz but written for Alto Saxophone.
Special things you collect or treasure because they
have a special meaning. I collect tin toys.
Stuffed animals my mom owned when she was little.
Have a nice cup of tea or coffee in your home?
Paint to bring color into your live!
Enjoy your garden
wiki commons public domain
Read a good book.
18. Book Public domain http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.ph
And since all this is in Bavaria, beer has to get
Traditions make your home special. This month in some
parts of the world Carneval, Karneval, Fasching and Mardi Gras are celebrated. My
home has its own characters. They swing their whips and make a lot of noise.
... with whip, tomake noise to scare the winter away
The kids shout "Gösucht" and get candy.
Sometime you leave your home to see the world and how
other people live.
Croatia, Rovinji and In Turkey, people lived and some are still living in
caves in these weird rock formations. (picture taken by my Dad).
And a home has windows and doors to look out and come
And we can't forget our animal friends.
And for some
guys their car...
Audi is the biggest employer in the area.
C&C always welcome
Wow, Claudia, you outdid yourself! What a wonderful collection of references as well as a tour of your homeland. There is something for everyone here. Thank you so much for hosting!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Claudia anyone not finding something to paint or draw here has something wrong with them. Thank you.
C and C always welcomed
OH CLAUDIA, these are wonderful, exciting, colorful and a theme story of love is very well put together. I already can feel the love in the air. Thank you for your time and effort to put ALL of these lovely photos together. We all have something in our homes that we keep and share with love I'm sure we all will find something here. loving it.....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Cluadia, wonderful theme and photos. It is great to see a glimpse of another part of the world. A very interesting mix of subjects and it will be hard to make a choice of what to do. Thank you so much for hosting this month's challenge.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Claudia a fabulous group of photos and a wonderful theme you have chosen. Thanks for all the work. Now can we add some days to February.
C&Cs always welcome
Jen, Geri, Marsha and Bonnie, Thank you.
I forgot to mention. February is a short month and the reason for so many pictures is that you should pain,paint, draw, draw....
One a day;)
So pick up your brushes, pencils, pastels
I' m looking forward seeing you guys art!
wow Claudia, you have really opened this month up, since its where our hearts lie at home, I hope to do a sunset and our pool. A challenge for me since water is difficult. Thank you. I love all of our artist friends who post and take the time to comment and help each one of us. I appreciate each one of you and hope to participate more often. Thank you Asusanrae
Karen, we must have posted at the same time, so thank you to you ,too.
I hope my first post answers your question
But late posts are always welcome!
Hello Susan, thank you for your kind words. I do hope we will see your pool scene here this month!!!
I did respond yesterday but my PC is playing up at the moment as you well know!!!
I echo what everyone else has said about the ref. photos....terrific selection...so thank you for going to so much trouble to inspire us.
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
A red/yellow rose for you, painted last year! Water colour this time.
Sarah,Thank you for the beautiful rose. The colours of the rose combined with the dark background let it stand out and made me want to grap it and put it in vase.
I will print it out and put it on my fridge instead. I don't need to water it then.
Claudia...Wow! These great challenge photos! So many to choose from too!
Sarah...What a beautiful rose!! How the heck do you get the background so even and dark using watercolors? When I try that it looks horrible.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Hello Cathy,...........I built it up with glazes..the background colour is painted almost as dark as I want it to be as soon as possible, .takes time but if you could see the original you would just be able to make out purples/dark blues and bronze splodges. The board I work on is placed levelly, the background area is dampened I drop in the colours and let them mingle.. Let it dry thoroughly each time before adding another layer (let it dry naturally, if you use a hair dryer it will leave a rim or cauliflowers). I think you just have to take the plunge and remember that watercolour dries much lighter than you expect it to...and you can lift off areas that you don't like! The colours I use are transparent which are easier to 'lift'. The paper I use is almost like cardboard.
Hope this is useful.