Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nancie Johnson - Lake Aquitaine

Artist: Nancie Johnson
Medium: Acrylic on canvas sheet
Size: 11"x5.5"
Artist's blog: http://nancies-art.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Radha Krishnan

Artist: Radha Krishnan
Medium:Watercolor on Paper
Size: 11" x 15"
Artist's blog: http://watercolorarts.blogspot.com/

Erma Pierce - Lake Aquitaine

Artist: Erma Pierce
Medium:Watercolor on Paper
Size: 7" x 10"
Artist's blog: http://www.ermapierce.blogspot.com/

Nicole Horn-Fakher - Lake Aquitaine

Nicole Horn-Fakher
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 12cm x 18cm
Artist's blog: http://nicolehf.blogspot.comm/

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lela Stankovic - Scottish Castle

Artist: Lela Stankovic
Medium: Pencil and Charcoal drawing on paper
Size: 11.5" x 8.5"

Artist's blog: http://www.lelacreations.blogspot.com/
Artist's web site: http://www.lelacreations.com/

Friday, June 18, 2010

Paula Reynolds - Canada, Aye?

(second version)

(first version)

Artist: Paula Reynolds
Medium: Acrylic on canvas board
Size: 11"x14"
Artist's blog: http://paulareynoldsartblog.blogspot.com/

Angela Sullivan - On the Edge of City Life

Artist: Angela Sullivan
Medium: Acrylics on panel board
Size: 10" x 12"
Artist's blog: http://www.angelasacrylics.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Horst Hittenberger - Lake Aquitaine

(second version)

(first version)

Horst Hittenberger
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 10"x16"
Artist's blog: http://horsthittenberger.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 14, 2010

Challenge 5 - Lake Aquitaine

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The last PADT challenge has been such a fantastic adventure! Each painting was an example of high creativity. The artfully chosen titles of the paintings added even more to the fun and to the drama - the story each painting told. All of us artists are so dedicated and passionate about what we do...some of the folks in our challenge stole 1 hour from their lunch break to 'make it'. It is thoroughly admirable and inspiring!

About the composition

Each region in the world has something special to show and amaze curious visitors and site-seeing hungry tourists. If I can identify one natural beauty Canada has plenty of, that would be lakes. I don't know the official count but saying that we have thousands of lakes in Canada would not be an exaggeration at all. From amazingly big ones up to the smallest, there is really a magical, and blissfully relaxing atmosphere around them.

Hence, it should be no surprise that the first "landscape subject" I have chosen is a lake. Not any lake. This is, how I like to call it - My Lake. The lake I know every spot of. The lake where I photographed numerous pictures, watched seagulls fishing and wild ducks breeding small new family members. Each summer I carefully monitored Water Lilies and wild Irises, waiting for the time they are in a full boom so that I can paint them. The best part is - the lake is in front of my nose literally ... and I can enjoy it as much as I want the whole year around. Welcome to Lake Aquitaine!

The photo was taken recently, towards the end of the day. Its that time of the day when sunlight starts to become intense red, orange, and yellow and illuminates only one side of the lake. The other one stays in the deep shadow. Here, closer to the viewer is a shadow side of the lake with two rows of triangularly shaped tall grass patterns and a tall tree on the right. Further away is the lake sparkling with light and reflections. Trees, clouds and building are all clearly reflected in the lake and stay visible above it. The horizon line was chosen close to the bottom 1/3rd of the picture, so that the vast sky, clouds and buildings dominate the composition. Obviously the focus of attention is the building. I wish I could replace it with a nice aged cottage, but this is what reality was giving. The tree on the right side complements the building and keeps the viewer inside the composition.

The painting/drawing task is to capture 1)water 2) building, trees and clouds reflections 3)dark-light relation inevitably communicating arial prospective and leading the eye in the picture. If you like, you are welcome to replace the building with another (house,cottage, any other interesting object), but remember to paint it's reflection in the lake.

Please send photo of your painting the latest by July 03. The next painting reference will be posted on Sunday July 04.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Paula Reynolds - The Last Berry Standing

Artist: Paula Reynolds
Medium: Gouache on Watercolor paper
Size: 9"x12"

Artist's blog: http://paulareynoldsartblog.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chandni Valiathan - Lucky To Be Ugly

Artist: Chandni Valiathan
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 9"x12"
Artist's blog: http://chandnivaliathan-paintings.blogspot.com/

Erma Pierce - And Then There Was One

Artist: Erma Pierce
Medium:Watercolor on Paper
Size: 7" x 10"
Artist's blog: http://www.ermapierce.blogspot.com/

Petra Lange - Cast Away

Artist: Petra Lange
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 11" x 11"

Artist's blog: http://petrassicht.blogspot.com/
Artist's web site: http://www.petralange.de/

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sylviane Le Cann

Artist: Sylviane Le Cann
Medium:Oil on canvas board
Size: 5" x 7"

Artist's blog: http://sylviane-lec.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dianne Lanning - Missing

Artist: Dianne Lanning
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 8"x5"

Artist's blog: http://dianne-voicepainter.blogspot.com/

Pat Koscienski - One More to Go

Artist: Pat Koscienski
Medium:Acrylic on canvas
Size: 12" x 12"
Artist's blog: http://www.patkoscienski.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nancie Johnson - With and Without

Artist: Nancie Johnson
Medium: Acrylic on canvas sheet
Size: 9"x12"
Artist's blog: http://nancies-art.blogspot.com/

Sherry Thurner

Artist: Sherry Thurner
Medium: Watercolor in Moleskine notebook
Size: 5"x7"
Artist's blog: http://sherry-latebloomer.blogspot.com/

Claire Beadon Carnell - Thief!

Artist: Claire Beadon Carnell
Medium: Oil
Size: 6"x6"

Artist's blog: http://clairebcarnell.blogspot.com/
Artist's web site: http://www.clairebcarnell.com/