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:

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: (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 :
  • 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         : (Aquarellen van Renate)