Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sripriya Sridharan

Artist : Sripriya Sridharan
Size : A4
Medium : Soft Pastels
Artist Blog : https://ujeevni.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Suriaprabha - "Private Moment"

  • Artist: Suriaprabha 
  • Size:  9X12
  • Medium & Support:  pencil and charcoal

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Patricia Wischlen

"Lecture sous la lampe"
Acrylique sur papier (21 x 29 cm)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Marie-Christine Lalange

“Scène d’intérieur”
Watercolor on Arches rough grain (23 x 31 cm)
Marie-Christine Lalange

Bernard VOLLAT

Artist: Bernard VOLLAT
Size of Painting: A4 (210x297 mm = 8,27x11,7 inches)
Medium & Support: Acrylic on paper (300g/square meter)
Technique : Thin layers of glaze and ball pen for letters on screen

Monday, November 23, 2015

Challenge 57 - Private Moment

My dear PADT artists.

Lately, I have been traveling a lot. And being away for many weeks did impact my ability to post a new challenge timely. On a positive side, travels gave me an opportunity to see new places, get some new ideas and meet some incredible people.

With a New Year just around a corner, I would like to sincerely thank you and express how much joy PADT and all of you have generously given to the artist world around us, and wish for your good health, many amazing paintings, joy and happiness in return.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

About the composition

This photo was taken in the lobby of Hilton hotel in Indianapolis, US. I fell in love with this very subtle play of light all around, uncountable number of amazing light effects and mystery. If I could, I would have added a few more interesting still life objects, to complement the surrounding. However, being a hotel lobby, that wasn't an option.

And that is what I will leave to all of you to play with, and enhance the composition as you would like to. A hand written letter with a rose will inspire a love letter, or a book and reading glasses would look great - let your imagination guide you in choosing what appeals to you the most.

Please send your paintings by January 10, 2016. The next challenge will be posted on January 11, 2016.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Antonio Romero Santana

Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
Size:     28 x 20 cm.   
Medium & Support:     Acrílico sobre papel
Artist Blog:  http://romerosantana.blogspot.com.es/

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Lemons and Blue Bowl" - Sherry Bevins

Sherry Bevins
"Lemons and Blue Bowl" 
8 x 10 inches
Acrylics on canvas panel

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sylvia Young

Oil -Juicy still life.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shirley B. Bowen

Shirley B. Bowen, 8x10" gouache and pastel on paper

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Shirley Bond

Artist: Shirley Bond 
Acrylic paint on canvas

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Name : Suriaprabha
Size : 5'X7'
Medium: soft pastel 
Technique: Scumbling

Monday, October 5, 2015

Philippe Béronel

Artist:  Béronel
Size: A3
Medium & Support: Paper
 Painting Technique: Pencils, watercolor

Sripriya Sridharan

Artist  : Sripriya Sridharan
Size : A4
Medium and support : Acrylic on Paper
Artist Blog : https://ujeevni.blogspot.com

Friday, October 2, 2015

Mico Soleil - "Still life with oranges"

"Still life with oranges"
oil painting by Mico,
32 x 24cm

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Angela Sullivan - " Partly Peeled"

Medium: Oil on canvas panel 11x4
Title: Partly Peeled
Artist: Angela Sullivan

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jean Michel Gruet

Watercolor 24x30 200 gr.
Jean Michel Gruet

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Valérie M.

  • #2. Title: "Les oranges" second Watercolor painting. I found the first one not fresh enough... I' ve paint it again, trying to avoid retouching the color washes.
  • Artist: Valérie M.
  • Size: 30x30cm
  • Medium & Support: Watercolor and pencil 2B on study paper
  • Artist Flickr Galery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94308632@N06/set

Marie-Christine Lalange

« Still life with lemons »
Acrylic painting on canvas
30 x 30 cm – approx.. 12” x 12 “

Marie-Christine Lalange

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Horst Hittenberger

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bernard VOLLAT

Artist: Bernard VOLLAT
Size of Painting: A4 (210x297 mm = 8,27x11,7 inches)
Medium & Support: Acrylic on paper (300g/sqare meter)
Technique : Thin layers of glaze

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Challenge 56 - Still Life with Lemons

It was a great joy seeing all PADT paintings and drawings from the last challenge.
Thank you very much for participating and sharing this special time with us.

About the composition

This still life was placed in a light box with a small window at the top left and photographed.
Such setup created a very dark background and impression that objects are emerging from the darkness behind them, very often seen in Old Master's paintings.

I hope you would love this setup as much as I do and reward all of us at PADT with your beautiful paintings and drawings.

Please send your paintings by October 25, 2015. The next challenge will be posted on October 26, 2015. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kolachi Komans

size: A4
medium: sketch pencils 

Bernard VOLLAT

Artist: Bernard VOLLAT
Size of Painting: A4 (210x297 mm = 8,27x11,7 inches)
Medium & Support: Acrylic on paper (300g/sqare meter)

Rita Vaselli

Artist: Rita Vaselli
Size: 16” x 12”
Medium & Support: watercolor, wax pencil, on Bockingford cold pressed, 140 lbs
Artist web site: http://www.ritavaselli.com/
Technique: after few lines drawing with wax pencils, I painted dry on wet, for cherries and bowl.
Background was painted wet on dry:  some final touches with wax pencils

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cheryl Lynn Andrews

  • Artist:Cheryl Lynn Andrews
  • Size: 8 x 10
  • Medium & Support: Pastel on watercolour paper
  • Painting Technique : First I completed an under painting with watercolour, then completed the painting with layers of pastels

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sheryl Chew

Sheryl Chew

8 x 10 inches
oil on linen
Blog - sherylsartstuff.blogspot.com

Monday, August 31, 2015

Midori Yoshino

Midori Yoshino


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shweta Nayak - "Red Treat"

Artist: Shweta Nayak
Size: 8'X10'
Medium & Support: Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sripriya Sridharan

Artist: Sripriya Sridharan
Size: 15 x 23"
Medium & Support: water colour  & Paper
Artist Blog: http://ujeevni.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mico Soleil

watercolor by Mico,
14 x 20cm

Lavanya Mkrishnan

 Medium :Acrylic 
 Size: 11 x 14"

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Valérie M. - "Les Cerises"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shirley Bond

artist Shirley Bond

8"x!2" acrylic

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jean Michel Gruet

Jean Michel Gruet
200 gr 24 x 30


Artist: Béronel 
Size: A3 
Medium & Support: Paper 
Painting Technique: Pencils, watercolor 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Terri Einer-Einer Arts

Artist: Terri Einer-Einer Arts
Image 1: I always print these out in black & white so I can image the image in my own style and color scheme.

Image 2: Outline in Black paint
Image 3: I then choose my color palette
Image 4: Block in the colors remembering where I want the highlights and shadows
Image 5: Finished!

Renate Arends - "Cherries in Stone Bowl"

Title:  cherries in stone bowl

Artist: Renate Arends
Size: 15 x 20 cm.
Medium & Support: watercolor on paper
Artist Blog: www.renatearends.blogspot.nl (aquarellen van renate)

Painting Technique:
My first painting in which I have used painting in layers. A real challenge for me because I had to wait until the previous layer is completely dry before the next. 

I myself am very pleased with the result, particularly as to the colors of the background. 

I have tried to approach the colors as well as possible by mixing colors. I found that the colors from the photo were not pure colors but "old" colors that I find very beautiful. 

I have added  the shadows  because without the shadows it looked like the bowl and the cherries were hanging in the air. Now there is the idea that they are standing on something.


  • Artist: Cha'
  • Size:  24x32
  • Medium & Support:  watercolor on paper
  • Painting Technique : watercolor

Thursday, August 13, 2015


  • Artist: Lovive
  • Size:  24 cm x 32 cm
  • Medium & Support:  Watercolour on paper
  • Artist Website : https://loviveart.wordpress.com
  • Painting Technique : Watercolour

Friday, August 7, 2015

Marie-Christine L

Marie-Christine L
Bowl with cherries (20 x 20 cm)
Watercolor on Arches paper

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Challenge 55 - Bowl with Cherries

 A serious effort was happily invested by each artist who participated into creating a painting for our previous challenge. And I would like to sincerely Thank You for that in the name of all PADT artists and art admirers who frequently visit and enjoy our blog.
 I was deeply touched by your emails communicating admirable enthusiasm and determination to complete the paintings in spite of everyday challenges life brings to us. It uniquely communicates how important it is to nurture our inner happiness, spiritual health, and need and & desire to practice, learn, and create.

About the composition

This setup represents a classical still life with the main light source positioned at the top left corner, and shadows heading into diagonally opposite direction. I took this photograph in the room with big windows and a lot of natural light coming in. This resulted in a significant amount of this window light being reflected from the surrounding walls back into the composition, and causing pronounced and distinguished reflected light in the shadow areas.

Instead of dark flat background, which is what we usually get in the photographs I added digitally some interest, so that the whole composition looks a little more closer to ready to paint as is. Of course you are free to use any amount of artistic license your like and create your own unique interpretation.

You will notice that there are no hard edges in the composition. All is soft, gracefully blending from one color into another, creating almost magical appearance and intriguing reality.

Please send your paintings by September 13, 2015. The next challenge will be posted on September 14, 2015.

Renate Arends

foto 1: sketch
foto 2: required colors

foto 3: required brushes

foto 4 : aanwijzingen van Lela

foto 5: the construction of the painting

foto 6: the construction of the painting

foto 7: the construction of the painting

foto 8: the construction of the painting

foto 9: the construction of the painting

foto 10: voila !

Artist         : Renate Arends
Title                 : "Still Life with Flowers and Fruit" by Juan van der Hamen y León, 1629
Size                 : 30 x 40 cm.
Medium and support : Watercolor on paper
Artist Blog         : www.renatearends.blogspot.com (Aquarellen van Renate)