Sunday, 19 December 2010
This month, March, I did two entries for the challenge , first with the dog looking on, and the second more as a portrait.
A scene in Venice - I added the boatman and dog to reflect the need for a siesta.
This month we are back in Venice.It is a lazy lunch time.
Yet another building , all completely different . All the buildings this month have a completely different feel and atmosphere . From the very old to the comparatively new.
The Houses and Pier at Santa Monica U.S.A.
This is a pen and wash challenge of someone walking through central park - I have added a few dogs.This was the December challenge
Friday, 19 November 2010
I have painted a vignette of scenes from the day in water-colour
For the February Calypso challenge the subject was "Landscape"
I painted a triptych of "Milly on the Chart" a lovely area we walk the dog.
The other site is Calypso Moon Artist Movement- their site suggests a subject and you make your mind up as to what you will do with it . This month the subject was a moment in time with figures . I chose a scene of some cyclists arriving in a small Italian village all dying to cool off with an ice-cream , we had been there as tourists, but the ice-cream was just as appealing.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
March challenge -the red rose. I did this as a water colour, but not very satisfied with it.There was a lot of black in the original reference ,that i found daunting, and the rose became very heavy.Oh well press on to the next challenge !
It is a Monach Butterfly.
This was a challenge I really enjoyed , and only stopped because I ran out of paper . If I had not I would have ended up with the whole kitchen!!!
January 2011. This challenge was the only one I attempted that was not a building , and I worked in watercolour - no pen this time .
It is a Monach Butterfly.
December challenge 2 - Pearls
December - Orange/Red Rose
Saturday, 6 November 2010
June - majestic Irises -painted in acrylics
May challenge -a sunflower-worked in oil
|April challenge - Norwegian carved birds - painted in water-colour|
March challenge - Strawberry cream tea. I worked this in acrylics for a change.
February -no special challenge-choose from a past reference .I did a pen and wash picture of a fountain,not sure where it was.January 2011.This challenge was certainly an exercise in perspective!I decided to attempt this one in oils , and feel reasonably happy with it.
The Courthouse Tucson U.S.A.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
The second picture I selected is of another church this time on a white background, and is the village church in Monieux .