Friday, June 29, 2012


Name: janinaB
30 x 40 cm

Midori Yoshino

Artist:Midori Yoshino
Size: 20cm x 24cm
Medium & Support: watercolour
Artist Website: email

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Glenna Farley

 Glenna Farley
watercolors on 140 lb paper
size  12x14

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rachel Bitton

Artist: Rachel Bitton
Size: 12" x 9.5"
Medium: Watercolour and Aquarelle paper

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sylvia Young

Artist: Sylvia Young
Medium: Acrylic 


Renate Arends - "Day at the beach"

Title                             : Day at the beach
Artist                           : Renate Arends (Netherlands)
Medium & support      : Watercolor and paper
Size                             : 27 x 35 cm.
Blog                            :

Monday, June 18, 2012

Challenge 30 - Olympic Beach Greece


Viewing the abundance of creative interpretation and beautiful paintings in the last challenge reminded me of the following quote:


  "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou.


It's been a true pleasure viewing so many different  paintings each of which surprised us with  it's own loveliness. On behalf of all of us I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to many new participants.


And above all, I want to say a big Thank You to all of us who take the time to provide comments and feedbacks. I know from personal experience how uplifting and  motivational it can be for an artist to hear encouraging words from another artist about his/her painting. I know that each of us really really appreciates all the kind words and feedback we receive  from our small group of warm hearted souls.


About the composition


I imagine we learned a lot about painting the form and details in the last few challenges. It is time for a change - something equally beautiful, just somehow different.


This is a photo  I took last summer. of  the gorgeous Olympic Beach in Greece. Even now, when I look at it, I feel a gentle breeze... the  soft but dramatic rising of a new day ....and a general feeling that all my clocks have stopped counting time. For those of us living in North America it is hard to imagine, but for a week there, among thousands of tourists, I had almost no chance to see anyone using a cell phone or other advanced electronic equipment.  I felt very rested and tranquil  and am happy that I got a chance to visit this beautiful beach.


I am sharing this with you so that you can "feel the place" and paint that feeling of calmness and timeless beauty. Please pay attention to the dramatic light, the "hole" in the sky  letting the Sun illuminate the stage - a relaxed couple under an umbrella and silhouette of a far away fishing boat greeting a new day.


Please send a photo of your painting latest by Sunday, July 29. The next painting reference will be posted on July 30.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Midori Yoshino

Title: White Lilies
Artist: Midori Yoshino
Medium: Watercolour

Robie Benve

Nanda Devi - "White Lilies"

Artist . Nanda Devi
size 15"x 10.6"
Medium and support: Water colors  on watercolor paper 300gsm

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pat Koscienski - "White's Hidden Colors"

White's Hidden Colors
12" x 12"

Pat Koscienski

Erma Pierce - Lily In Vase

Artist:  Erma Pierce
Size:  7" x 10-1/4"
Medium & Support:  Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. Coldpress
Artist Blog:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rita Vaselli - "Summer Lilies"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jenni Twidle -"White Lilies"

White Lilies
Coloured Pencil on Paper
6" x 8"
Jenni Twidle

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Poungjai Anontachai Boyle - "White Lilies"

Title:   White Lilies
Artist:  Poungjai Anontachai Boyle
Mudium and Support:  Watercolour on paper
Size:  5" x 8"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Betty Hugill

 Betty Hugill
Medium & Support: Watercolour on paper
Painted with watercolour pencils and enhanced with watercolour paints.
Ssize 4x6 inches

Habiba Zouabi

Artist : Habiba Zouabi
Size:    40 x 60 cm
Medium: Acrylic on canevas

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ann Hyde

Artist: Ann Hyde
Medium: watercolour
Size: 8" x 10"

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Judy - De Draad Aquarellen

Artist: Judy - De Draad Aquarellen
Size: 18 x 25 cm
Medium: watercolor

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Oil on board 
5" x 7"

William Cook

Name:  William Cook
11 x 14
Blog address:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Midori Yoshino - "White Lilies"

Title: White Lilies
Artist: Midori Yoshino
Size:24cm x34cm

Jeneen Nance

Artist: Jeneen Nance 
8x10 inches
 acrylic on canvas