Welcome to ALL MEDIA PHOTO CHALLENGE – September 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: September 1, 2012 – September 30, 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 and suggestions for these challenges, please start a "conversation" with Holly [holland2] here on this forum and attach your photo or photos. OR – volunteer to host the thread for a specific month. Check out the Volunteer Hosting Schedule thread.)
All of the following paintings were obtained from Public Domain.
Old Shack - a good opportunity to practice perspective.
Colors of Autumn
Cool, Clear Water (Remember that song?)
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
I was not able to get a response from Holly so I took it upon myself to post the above photos. Hopefully, there is something that will appeal to everyone. Happy painting.
We have a host for every month through the end of the year. Holly has next month (October). Hopefully, she will be available.
It would be appreciated if everyone would make an effort to drop in frequently and comment on the work posted. It's going to take everybody pitching in to make this forum work. I think I may try the sunflowers in watercolor batik. It has been interesting to see some of you branch out into various mediums. It is exciting to see you grow and develop as artists.
Sammy- Wow! You offered so many wonderful choices for us to do. I am back from my trip and will be dropping in more frequently. Love the old shack but I think Fred is probably eyeing it already. The water Fall is cool and refreshing but I am not good at painting water. Maybe it's a challenge that I should do. The Apples photo is deliciously appealing and it is up my alley. The horses are so cute and the Stonebridge is beckoning. Flowers are beautiful and challenging. What's a girl to do? That is a question!
Thank you for your great selection. I hope we all are back in town from summer vacation or business trips, family visitation trips, etc. I know for sure Jen is back home but she has to switch gear into painting mode first. So let's get going. Start your engine People! Let's paint!
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
I missed the Autumn fruits,, Autumn.. who said Autumn. Oh no it really is getting to be Autumn. My gosh.. how time flies! We can't miss the Pumpkin. My two granddaughters always go to the Pumpkin farms in the Fall. So I might have to consider the Autumn fruits too.
Thanks, Sandi. Welcome back. I hope you do manage to do paintings using one or two of the reference photos as a starting point. Looking forward to seeing them.
Thanks Sammy. Good job on the photos's. I'll make it a point to do at least one on this. I've ben doing some waterfalls, so that's an option. The bridge, the old cabin, there's several ones there that I might do.
Of course I still have yet to finish the young girl picking up rocks....but I'll get it done this month as well.
AKA Grizzly Painter...
Sammy I am glad that you took the lead on this months challenge. You have some interesting photos here. I will have to do some thinking here as which one to start with.
C and C always welcomed
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen, nothing shows up in my email anymore, not even private conversations. I have to check in to see what's happening.
Hi my name is Jean. I love watercolors paints and pencils. As you can see I have a ways to go. Youir comments are very much welcomed to help me progress in this medium. Enjoyed the selections to paint. I may do one more, if I have time.
Critique and criticism appreciated.
Hi Jean ,very nice work Curiosity Confirms Life on Mars Limited palett w/c using Burnt sienna deep,cad orange vermilion.venetian red on 1/4 sheet 140# rough paper
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
I forgot to mention this was adapted from the old barn