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Hi all – I am re-posting this for Jen. She had to leave for her art class before she had a chance to get the Challenge template to work for her. Hope I can get it the way she would like for it to be.
Welcome to ALL MEDIA PHOTO CHALLENGE #15– January, 2012
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!
Target Posting Date: - January 1, 2012 – February 1, 2012
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 Holly know and she will send instructions to you.)
(To submit photos for these challenges, please start a "conversation" with Holly [holland2] here on this forum and attach your photo or photos.)
Challenges: All of the photos were taken by me (Jen), all except the Curly one in England.
1. Monthly Theme: Try this challenge: Set a timer for 30 minutes and then sketch or pain until the timer rings. Then post what you have done - - you might surprise yourselves! It’s good practice, too.
2. Feeding the Ducks – Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
3. For you flower lovers, a little different. St. Peters Church, Winchcombe – Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
4. A lane in Greet, Gloucester – Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
5 Beach at St. Ives, Cornwall - Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
6. Dahlia in a friend’s garden – Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
7. Green Grocers, Broadway, Glouscester - Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
8. Full Building (from above) Green Grocers - Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
9. Dancing Wash - Photo by Turps245 (Jen)
10. The Curly One – with permission from his MUM.
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Jen - those 2 did confuse me. Do I have them right now?
These are such fantastic photos! Hope I can actually work on a few of them. AND, I can't wait to see what the rest of you will do!!!
These photos are marvelous, Jen. Every one of them is so inviting for us to pick up the brush or pencils, whatever medium one uses to start. The challenge to just do the sketch is enticing too. It would be good for someones who like to sketch, maybe most do, but I am not familiar or patient enough to do sketch first and paint later. I may do the blocking and such but I have to finish the painting otherwise it is feeling like I am leaving it undone.
I like all the photos very much but my favorite is the Curly one b/c he is so cute! Thanks Mum for granting permission to post his photo.
BTW Jen, is that you shopping at the Broadway Deli, Co. ?
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Jen, great photos. I was planning to ask you if that was you exiting the Green Grocers but Sandi beat me to it. That is an interesting photo and there are all kinds of crops that would make interesting paintings. I have some thoughts about the rocks and beach scene. Might give those a try. I particularly like the dancing laundry. That could be an interesting painting, also. But the Curly One is the cutest. What a sweet smile and what curly hair. I love the touch of blue ice cream on his upper lip. Thanks for the tour of England.
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Hi all , thought I'd do this month's challenge beach scene with Aquatone watercolor sticks,which in itself is a challenge for me but anyhow this is it on 9x12 Artistico acquarello HP 140# paper.
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Fred, congratulation on being the first to post in the January Challenge thread. Beautiful sky and lots of movement in the water. The rocks look good. You need to tilt it a little bit so that the water on the horizon is a straight line. Remember, water seeks it own level.
Jen: Great pnoto references!!! Can't wait to get started.
Fred: Great painting! I like what you did with the sky on the beach scene - took a fairly nondescript sky and added some great clouds giving it more interest. The rocks look great - might consider adding a few more dark shadows at the base of them. I also like what you did with the wave - great color and feeling of movement.
Gee Fred you beat me .... what a nice ocean... I love the wave.
I did this quick sketch, 35 minutes on computer paper with a graphite pencil... I got my new pencil sharpener, so far ok... we will see when the colored pencils arrive. My family left this afternoon, we returned the rental car and now I can relax....
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