ALL MEDIA CHALLENGE 42 - APRIL, 2014

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karend84 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 3:46 PM

Welcome to ALL MEDIA PHOTO CHALLENGE #42 - April 2014 

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 crop, change colors, composition, add or subtract elements or take a complete departure. In other words, HAVE FUN and keep painting!

Theme, Out of the Winter doldrums, Think Spring.  Most of us have had a long hard Winter this year.  For the theme lets think Spring.  April Showers, May Flowers, Easter, Bunny, Chics, home improvement, gardening.

I wanted to give a variety of photos that we could all have fun with.  

I hope everyone has a great time and finds some inspiration in these photos.

 

Even though these Winter scapes are beautiful I am happy to have Spring take over

Photos taken by me.

Looking forward to outdoors and festivals.

Picture taken by me at May Fair art fest Wilmington Delaware.

Covered bridge on Massachusettes golf course taken by my cousins husband Joe Fellini

My Grandson biking on Pennsylvania bike trail photo taken by me

While managing a golf course I had the wonderful opportunity to have this back yard.  photo taken by me.

Tamaqua Pennsylvania from the deck of the house my daughter rents from me. photo taken by me

April brings showers

Photo taken on trip the fingerlakes in NY.  taken by me.

photo from paint my photo

Reminders of Spring

bittlebush photo from paint my photo

Chic from paint my photo

butterfly photo by Joe Fellini

crocus by Joe Fellini

orange flowers photo by me

lamb from paint my photo

flower by Joe Fellini

Robin from paint my photo

bunny from paint my photo

We celebrate Easter in many different ways

My Mom and Dad with me at the Allentown rose garden for pics Easter Sunday.

Easter breads for the family gathering 

bread made and pic taken by me.

Hand painted easter eggs photo by paint my photo

vatican guards.  pic taken by Joe Fellini

Just for fun a pic of my husband Bob.  Pic taken by me

and still life of my favorite lamp.  

pics taken by me

and then a still life of some home improvement for Spring

pic taken by me

 

Karen

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karend84 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 7:08 PM

After posting the pics I thought I'd try a quick sketch of Bob.  I didn't get the angle right and can see a lot of mistakes but there is a resemblance.  

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karend84 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 7:10 PM

Oops forgot the attachment. Done in graphite

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karend84 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 7:12 PM

Darn...guess I'm not supposed to post it.  One more try.

 

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NealeyPea wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 8:53 PM

Karen, you have posted some good photos for us to play with.  SPRING - YES!!  Nice quick sketch of your hubby, Bob.  He looks like a happy guy!

 

Comments and critiques are welcome.

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NealeyPea wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 8:56 PM

P.S KAREN ~ YOUR EASTER BREADS MAKE MY MOUTH WATER!  I haven't had those treats since my mom-in-law passed away.

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Turps245 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 9:12 PM

Karen, a big thank you for jumping in and hosting this months challenge! Great references and a wonderful quick sketch of your hubby! It is always a challenge to get a likeness of someone you know so well and you did a good job! Thanks for starting us off.

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karend84 wrote
on 31 Mar 2014 9:44 PM

Thank you Nealy and Jen.  I hope you have a chance to do some art this month.

NealyI haven't had time to bake breads in a few years. I sure miss them.

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 12:25 AM

Thank you Karen for your wonderful challenge. I am ready for Spring and you have posted so many great reference photos. And a great quick sketch of your husband, good job. Thanks again Karen and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work this month.

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Hearadh wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 6:47 AM

Hello Karen,

I see you are a PMP viewer. Photos from there always awesome.

Thanks for providing the inspirational ref's for April,  hope I can manage to tackle a few of them but will be busier than usual this month with family celebrations.

 

Sarah

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karend84 wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 9:13 AM

Bonnie and Sarah thanks for looking.  I hope you can both find some time this month to do some art.   

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Hearadh wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 10:38 AM

Hello Karen...hope this will be acceptable

with all the flooding in many parts of this country the rivers/streams are very high. Spring has another meaning!!!!

Sarah

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karend84 wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 10:52 AM

Sarah yes this is a concern many areas have to deal with as the snow melts and rains come.  Your water looks very active and the colors create a sense of concern

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NealeyPea wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 11:47 AM

Sarah ~ Karen commented on the mood of your river WC.  She is right - it is very unsettling, for some reason.

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Turps245 wrote
on 1 Apr 2014 10:00 PM

Sarah,  I hope you are safe from flooding in your neck f the woods. Those small streams that look so peaceful can change not a torrent so quickly. I  like your painting it looks more familiar than threatening.

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