Monday, October 28, 2013

Shirley Bond

  • Artist: Shirley Bond
  • Size: 8inches x 6inches
  • Medium & Support: watercolor on 300 watercolor paper
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  • Painting Technique : I sketched the outline of the lily and then filled in the background but found trying to get the shimmer of the water very difficult.
  • I also found trying to get a bright color tone difficult for the lily- it was either too pink or too red.
  • This looked like an easy study but it was not.

Pat Koscienski - "Water Lilies"

Water Lilies
11" x 14"
Acrylic on board

Beti Abel

Autor     Beti Abel
Técnica Acuarela
Medida  20x27 cm

Renate Arends - "Νούφαρο"

  • Artist: Renate Arends
  • Size: 34 x 24 cm.
  • Medium & Support:  Watercolor on Yupo.
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  • Painting Process: I started with the water lily and the reflections. Then I painted the water. I thought it would be easy but it was so difficult. In particular the water took me quite a long time.  Because of  the Yupo the colors ran into each other whereby the shade didn't come out well. It was a very good exercise!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sylvia Young
Lotus pool  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

France from France

Artist: France  from France.
size:    29 X 21 cm
Medium support: pastel on paper
Painting process: first, the water:rubbed with a little piece of paper and after flowers , simply...

Lazareva Vel

Artist: Lazareva Vel
Size: 20 x 30 cm Medium & Support: acrylic,paper 200g/m2.
Artist's Notes; Used palette knife
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Carla Raffaelli

carla raffaelli
watercolor on paper Arches 300 gr
46 x 61 cm

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mohepi - "Mes nymphéas"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Horst Hittenberger

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Catharina Engberg

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nelvia McGrath

Artist:  Nelvia McGrath
Size:  4.5"x5.5"
Medium:  Pastel on sanded Paper
Painting technique:   Wanted to loosen up so used sanded paper and alcohol to smudge the underpainting and then added final layer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jenni Twidle - "Is this a Lotus Flower?"

8" x 10.5"
soft pastel on Pastelmat
Jenni Twidle
"Is this a Lotus Flower?"

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Angela Sullivan - "Wet Wonder"

Title: Wet Wonder
Medium: Oil
Size: 6x6
Artist: Angela Sullivan

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Challenge 41 - Water Lily

I must share with you how delighted my cousin Oki was with such a variety of styles and artistic expressions we all witnessed in the last challenge. Many of you shared how difficult it was and I applaud to all of you who participated. What is the most important is to advance your skills and keep observing, painting and practicing.

About the composition

This time I have chosen a subject related to painting water and reflections. While looking at it, it is hard not to think of Claude Monet's garden in France and his famous water lilies.

I hope you will enjoy painting this water study.

Please send your entries by November 09. The next challenge will be posted on November 10.