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.
This month has rather thin offerings.
This months challenge from Paint and Draw Together was this rather beautiful lotus, which I painted in oils. I loved the vibrant colour of the lotus, but added a few goldfish for good luck.
A Day not Wasted posted this picture of a mare with her foal. Sorry, but found the foal rather ugly so concentrated on the mother. Drew the mare in charcoal, a media I haven't used for a long time may do something else with the challenge if I have time.