Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Challenge 33 - In the Style of Old Masters

Every new challenge is so exciting and I know that we are eager with anticipation to create and also view  beautiful paintings based on this challenge reference.

However I wanted to take a minute to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who participated and also to those who shared their comments in the previous Orchid Flower challenge. It really is wonderful to view lovely paintings which interpret the subject in different creative ways;  and in the last challenge every participant had a special, unique interpretation of the subject using different styles, palettes and  mediums.  Thank You!

About the composition

The composition reference chosen this time is based on an Old Master's painting - a detail of it.

Wandering through the  endless corridors of Louvre museum in Paris I came across  this captivating painting by  Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779)  which grabbed my attention.  I immediately felt it would be a great inspiration and practicing subject for PADT.

It is probably painted on a toned and dried canvas in one sitting. All edges are soft, seamless, blending one into another without any clear end precisely defined details. By trying to reproduce similar effect, form, color, distribution of light and unity, transparent look and feel, I am sure all of us will learn a lot.

Please send your completed painting by Nov 25. The next painting challenge will be posted on Nov 26.

Sylviane Le Cann

oil on gessobard
7" x 5"
Sylviane Le Cann

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jean Slobodow

Artist: Jean Slobodow
Size: 8" x 10"
Medium & Support: Oil on canvas panel
Artist Blog: bleeni.blogspot.com
Artist Website: www.jeanslobodow.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Angelique de Vries

Angelique de Vries
20x30 cm
Colored Pencil

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Name: AtelierBrigitte
Size: 30 x 22 cm
Medium: watercolor

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mico Soleil

Mico Soleil
watercolor, 32 x 24cm

blog http://mi.blog2b.net/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nancie Johnson - "Orchids in a Colorful Pot"

Title: Orchids in a Colorful Pot
Artist: Nancie Johnson
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 9" x 12"
Artists blog: http://nancies-art.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jenni Twidle

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Angela Sullivan - "White With a Touch of Red"

Title: White With a Touch of Red
Size: 6x6 inch
Media: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Artist: Angela Sullivan

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Poungjai Anontachai Boyle - "White Orchid"

Title:  White Orchid
Artist:  Poungjai Anontachai Boyle
Size:  5" x 8"
Medium:  Watercolor on paper
Artist blog: poungjaianontachai.blogspot.com

Sylvia Young - Orchids

Sylvia Young

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hanneke Bronwasser

Artist: Hanneke Bronwasser
Painting size: 23 x 32 cm
Medium and support: Watercolour painting on Arches 100% pur coton grain satiné

Isabelle Gaillardon

artist: Isabelle Gaillardon
mediom:watercolour in gesso

Lydie Pieplu - "Orchidées en vase boule"

Title : Orchidées en vase boule
Size : 20 x 40 cm
Medium : Watercolor on gessoed board
Artist : Lydie Pieplu
Artistblog: http://lydie-pieplu.blogspot.fr/

Carol Lombardini - "Orchids in a Vase"

Title: Orchids in a Vase
Artist: Carol Lombardini
Size: 5” x 7”
Medium: Watercolor
Support: Langton Prestige 140 lb. Cold Press Paper