As we begin the first challenge this year 2014, I would like to once again wish all of us a very very Happy New Year!
Each of the beautiful paintings in the last challenge was such a visual delight. For PADT visitors and artists it was as if each day in the holiday season brought a new gift - the unmatched pleasure of seeing a wonderful new painting!
I hope this year brings many new exciting opportunities for all of us to do what we love so much - paint and draw and explore new horizons in art.
About the composition
I visited a friend of mine, such a gorgeous human being, and very dedicated admirer and antique rugs collector. Needless to say how many still life compositions crossed my mind as soon as I saw this breathtaking display of antique tapestries and rugs. I listened to many wonderful history lessons and stories about people crossing the continents & deserts, with one of the rugs you see here displayed, being old 134 years.
In my personal opinion, this is the most complex challenge I posted so far on PADT. I hope you will collect your artistic courage and give it a chance to surprise you.
Please send your paintings by February 16. The next challenge will be posted on Feb 17, 2014.