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.
The first challenge I painted in pastels. I hadn't used pastels for a little while and thought they needed to be aired again. The challenge was painted for Paint and Draw Together.
The second challenge was for a Day Not Wasted - painted in pen and watercolour
Next was an acrylic painting for a new site that Barb Benik has started as Still Life Workshop.
The final challenge of the month was for Studio Atelier (Barb Benik site ). I hadn't used my oils for a while so out they came. I had forgotten how long it takes for oils to dry, and so a lot of the finishing was rushed, if I use oils I must use them on sites that go over six weeks, to give them more drying time.