Friday, November 28, 2014

Terri Einer, Einer Arts

Picture 4 is my finished painting.

Picture 3 is the blocked in shapes or underpainting

Picture 2.  I am an acyrlic and pastel painter, so I first imaged the
 image in each medium, deciding to do a pastel.  I selected black paper
for my support and then selected my color pallet.

Picture 1 is the cropped image.  I did not want the Water Lily sitting
 squarely in the center of the picture, so I cropped it for better

Terri Einer
New website:

Terri Einer, Einer Arts
Soft Pastel on 300 Grit Black Paper

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Challenge 50 - Teach us About Your Painting Style

This challenge is very important for two reasons.

The first one is, with your very generous help, PADT blog has been happily existing and supporting art for more than 5 years. Can you believe it? To me it feels like I had posted the first challenge just a few months ago. Thank you so much for being PADT's blood and soul and keeping it alive & supporting its mission for all these years.
I can't be more proud of all of you and more grateful for all your help and support over the years. Thank you very much!

The second reason is, this is our 50th challenge. It is a special anniversary, and it calls to be specially marked.

I was thinking what would be interesting and important for all of us to grow as artists, and how this new challenge can help even more. Needless to say, words such as Learning and Education were first and foremost coming to my mind. And that is how the idea for the new slightly more demanding challenge and composition was born.

About the challenge and composition

In this challenge I am kindly asking you to write your post and teach us how you made your painting. I would like you to teach all of us about your painting style and important components (process, thoughts, ideas, challenges, ...) you think the others will learn and benefit from. I remember the saying one of my university teachers was frequently repeating "The one knows the subject only if she/he can teach the others."

Here is how we will together accomplish it. You will paint the challenge and take pictures as you progress. At the end please send me maximum 5 pictures of your painting in different stages (Let's name them Picture1, Picture2, Picture3, Picture4, Picture5).

For each of the pictures please kindly provide a short paragraph describing the stage you are in, why you did it that way so far, and what did and did not work as you imagined. Each paragraph should be named (Paragraph1 (accompanying Picture1), Paragraph2 (accompanying Picture2),  etc.).

For the challenge, I have chosen a moderately complex subject that has well defined light and shadow areas. As in the Old Master's paintings it has ~80% dark values and ~20% light values, which allows the focus to glow and stand out even more.

You are free to modify the composition as you like and tell us why and how you did it.

Please send your paintings by Jan 11, 2015. The next challenge will be posted on Jan 12,  2015. 

Best regards and Happy Painting!

Bernard VOLLAT

Mon nom : Bernard VOLLAT
Taille : A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Support : Papier Canson 300g/m2
Medium : peinture acrylique (marque Liquitex)
Technique : glacis successifs

Sabine from Painting in Tuscany

- Sabine from Painting in Tuscany
- size 34,5 cm x 23 cm (13,6 x 9,1 inches)
- Watercolor on paper (Fabriano rough 300 gsm/202 lbs)

On my blog I'm also showing my step-to-step work for this and a second, a bit more free painting. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sylvia Young

“garlic, oil and tomatoes” 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Geneviève T.

Geneviève T.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shirley Bond

Artist: Shirley Bond

watercolor paper 8"x 8"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jean-michel Gruet

Aquarelle 200 gr 24x30
Jean-michel Gruet

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Carla Raffaelli

Carla Raffaelli
Watercolor on Arches
31 x 41 cm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Tomates deliciosos" - Mercedes Ares (Argentina)

"Tomates deliciosos"
Acuarela 300 gr. Fabriano
Mercedes Ares (Argentina)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Valérie M.

Laly Philippe

laly philippe
acrylique sur  carton entoilé