Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Médium; oil painting
Artist blog: www.misstoutoufrance.skyblog.
Painting process: The attractive carpet was
very difficult to reproduce, I transformed it a little..I find that shadows are
Update from artist: The new version is posted below the earlier version. In this "I added shadow
under the armchair and the carpet is smaller."
Update from artist: The new version is posted below the earlier version. In this "I added shadow under the armchair and the carpet is smaller."
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Artist Shirley Bond
Medium Watercolor on watercolor paper 7" X 9"
A difficult study. All the patterns were very difficult to do even though I first did a small beginning sketch to try to figure the pattern out.
I loved the colors of the painting I found the bottom carpet to be to overwhelming to the composition so I exchanged it for a cat on the chair.to try and center the composition.After all in my house there always seems to be a cat on the chair!!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
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.
Posted by Lela Stankovic at 9:59 PM