I had no art training until I joined a class in our small village in Oxted Surrey (U.K.) in 2001. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about water-colour, pastel and oil painting. I have been really been inspired to try these different media by my art teacher. Now with no classes for a few years finding the Challenge sites has been a real boon, I am having a great time. The stimulation one gets from the challenges and the wonderful support from other artists has been fantastic.
Paint and Draw together - a sign of spring Tulip painted in acrylics
Rookie - There are two posts this month because their challenges are three weekly so every now and again the challenges come in the same month,and not overlapping into the next.The first picture wasn't posted in time for the dead - line but I decided to finish it anyway.
The rose was finished in time. At the moment with quite a few challenges on the go I am working in acrylics, however I don't find that I achieve the finesse in that media that I would like.
A Day not Wasted - A rather impressive statue. I worked this one in pencil/charcoal with a watercolour wash. It was only a small study as I have been knitting for the imminent arrival of my fifth grand child.
Studio Atelier - another complex still life study, but one I really got into.
Barb has set up another challenge site which I shall be working with, this site has no deadlines, so it can be quite useful if you get bogged down with lots of challenges and other distractions.