Sunday, December 10, 2017

Marie-Claude Sauze - The Boldt Castel

The Boldt Castel
Marie-Claude Sauze
Aquarelle, 20 x 30 cm, papier Centenaire

Patricia Wischlen

Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
Titre: Boldt castle
Médium et support: Acrylique sur papier
Taille: 40x 50 cm


Artist : Philippe
Size : 29 x 22 cm
Médium & support: watercolor on Canson 300g paper

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Solange Turcotte - BoldtCastle Entrance Tower

Size: 9" x 12" app.
Medium: Pastel, PanPastel, black ink
Paper: Koh-I-Noor pop Sketch Sketchbook
Subject: BoldtCastle Entrance Tower
Artist: Solange Turcotte

René TOURNEL - "Castel Boltd"


watercolor paper 24x32 

watercolor 20gr

wet method and semi-wet 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Shirley Bond

Shirley Bond
Boldt Castle in the St Lawrence River
Watercolor 10 x 7

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Valérie M. - "Boldt Castle"

Title: Boldt Castle
Artist: Valérie M. 
Size: 24x32 cm
Medium & Support: Watercolor on Fontenay hot pressed cotton paper
Artist’s Gallery on Flickr :

Látó Éva - "Boldt Castle - Entrance Tower"

Title: Boldt Castle - Entrance Tower
Artist: Látó  Éva
Size: 15x24 cm
Media & Support: Fabriano 200 Watercolor Paper
Creative Website:
Painting technique: watercolor

Monday, November 13, 2017

Penny Stewart

  • Artist: Penny Stewart
  • Size: 12x12 inches
  • Medium & Support: Canvas
  • Artist Blog:
  • Artist Website:
  • Painting Technique : Mixed media acrylic and ink
  • Monday, October 30, 2017

    Challenge 71 - Boldt Castle Entrance Tower on Heart Island in the Saint Lawrence River

    About the photo reference

    At the boundary between Canada and US, along the St Lawrence river there are more than 1000 islands. Some are as small as a few rocks together and some big enough to have an entire castle built on it.

    On the US side, there is an island called Hart Island, where the Boldt castle was built by a husband for his wife who unfortunately did not live long enough to see it. Nowadays it is a tourist attraction,  in the process of being restored and finished.

    The photo above shows one of the entrance towers at the edge of the island. I love the architecture and old aged stone bricks against blue sky and blue running water. I hope you would enjoy painting and drawing it.

    Please send your drawings and paintings before Dec 10, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on Dec 11.

    Have a great day, and happy painting and drawing.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Marie Annick Séré - "White Butterfly on flowers garlic"

    Marie Annick Séré

     acrylic on paper on canvas 30x30  


    watercolor on humude for the background and for the semi butterfly on watercolor paper 200gr format 24x32

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Viviane MASSÉ

    Watercolor on paper 300 g
    Viviane MASSÉ

    Shirley Bond

    Artist: Shirley Bond, watercolor 6.5" x 9"

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Solange Turcotte

    Solange Turcotte
    10” x 10”
    Canvas Board

    Agnès Bouzerait - "Butterfly on finger"

    Butterfly on finger, by ALB
    Pastel on pastelmat, 18 x 24 cm

    Látó Éva/Hungary - "Interesting butterfly"

    Address: Interesting butterfly
    Artist: Látó Éva/Hungary
    Size: 15x20 cm
    Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm Fabriano paper
    Painting Technique: watercolor

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Angelique de Vries

    Artist: Angelique de Vries
    Size: ca. 21x25 cm
    Medium & Support: Colored Pencils and Fineliner 0,05 in an old Coral Book
    Artist Blog:
    Technique: Enjoying!

    Patricia Wischlen - "Papillon"

    Titre: "Papillon"
    Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
    Taille: 30 x 40 cm
    Médium et support: acrylique sur papier

    Valérie M. - "papillon"

    Title: papillon 
    Artist: Valérie M. 
    Size: 24x32 cm
    Medium & Support: Watercolor on Fontenay hot pressed cotton paper
    Artist’s Gallery on Flickr :

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Penny Lee StewArt

    Artist: Penny Lee StewArt
    Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches ACEO size
    Medium & Support: Watercolor Paper 140#
    Artist Blog:
    Artist Website:
    Painting Technique: Illustration watercolor, pen and ink
    Title: Butterfly at Rest

    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    Challenge 70 - Butterfly

    About the composition

    This picture was taken in the Butterfly Conservatory in the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
    There are thousands of breathtaking butterflies all around the conservatory. They move very fast, and it was a real challenge to capture a good, clear and in focus photograph.

    Please use this butterfly and incorporate it into your own composition. Still life, outdoor settings, landscape, anything that speaks to you.

    Please send your drawings and paintings before Oct 22, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on Oct 23.

    Happy painting and drawing!

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Látó Éva/Hungary

    Address:Rolling Countryside
    Artist: Látó Éva/Hungary
    Size: 24x32 cm
    Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm Fabriano paper
    Painting Technique: watercolor

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Shirley Bond

    Shirley Bond
    acrylic on canvas
    9"x 12"

    Debbie Later

    Debbie Later
    Watercolor and watercolor pencil
    140 lb paper
    5"x 6"

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Jean-Michel Gruet

    Jean-Michel Gruet
    Aquarelle 24x36 200 gr.

    Penny Lee StewArt

    Title - Serbia Landscape
    Artist - Penny Stewart
    Medium & Support - Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper
    Size - 9 x 12 inches

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Campagne Serbe by Valérie M.

    • Title: Campagne Serbe
    • Artist: Valérie M.
    • Size: 30x40cm
    • Medium & Support: Watercolor on mix media paper
    • Artists Gallery on Flickr :

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Challenge 69 - Rolling Countryside

    Thank you very much for your lovely paintings and drawings for our previous challenge.
    Many panting and drawing demonstrate long working hours and true dedication for excellence, so common among all PADT artists.

    I am sure our visitors had a great pleasure enjoying a wonderful display of your original and creative art.

    About the composition

    Our challenge this time is a small village in Serbia, surrounded by vast countryside and huge, mature rolling  hills. I certainly cannot be objective, when I say that this is the most beautiful place in the entire world. I was born there. And I did spend the most entertaining years of my childhood climbing tall trees and driving my grandma crazy hiding among the branches 20 miters above the ground.

    It did have its own advantages. At such height I was able to clearly see my parents coming home much in advance, and promptly get down to the ground before they enter the gate, pretending that I have always been on a solid ground. I was only 5.

    The true reason I chose this picture is that it shows a very nice display of aerial prospective. From the closest fields bathing in golden yellow-green fields to the most far away mountains vanishing into much lighter blue and purple tones. Please try to portray this slow gradation from warm a darker close by areas to the much lighter and bluer far away areas.

    Please send your drawings and paintings before Aug 27, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on Aug 28.

    Happy painting and drawing!

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Angelique de Vries

    Louise Primeau - Miss Daisy

    Artist:  Louise Primeau
    Size: 9 X 12 inches
    Medium and support:  Acrylics (cat) and Intense pencils (background) in Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal
    Artist Blog: Louise’s ARTiculations
    Artist Website:
    Painting Technique:  Whimsical realism

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Jenni Twidle

    Jenni Twidle
    Pastel, on Pastelmat

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Marie-Christine Lalange

    Watercolor on Canson Montval paper (18 x 25 cm)

    Marie-Christine Lalange

    Sunday, June 18, 2017


        Artist: Cora
        Size: 15 x 21 cm
        Medium and support: Watercolor and arches paper
        Artist blog:
        Painting technique: Combination of wet and wet, and dry and wet

    "Cat" - Látó Eva / Hungary

    Address: Cat
    Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
    Size: 24x32 cm
    Medium & Support:drawing paper, watercolor, felt. /mixed/
    Painting Technique: watercolor

    Shirley Bond

    Artist Shirley Bond 

    "The Cat" - Solange T.

    Size: 9” x 12”
    Medium: Pastel
    On: Canson Mi-Teintes Paper
    Title: The Cat
    Artist: Solange T.

    Valérie M. - "Maman chatte"

    • Title: Maman chatte
    • Artist: Valérie M.
    • Size: 21x29,7cm
    • Medium & Support: Watercolor on Montval paper
    • Artists Gallery on Flickr :

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    "Chatte sur granit" - Patricia Wischlen

    Titre: "Chatte sur granit"
    Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
    Taille: 30 x 40 cm
    Médium et support: acrylique sur papier


     Artist:                              Béronel
    ·   Size:                                 A3
    ·   Medium & Support:     Papier
    ·   Artist Blog:           
    ·   Painting Technique :    Crayons feutres

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Marie-Christine Lalange

    Watercolor on Arches paper 140 lbs fine grain (12 “ x 99”)

    Marie-Christine Lalange

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Debbie Later

    Cat Quick Sketch

    4x6 in on Canson paper
    Paper Mate black pen and water brush

    Antonio Romero Santana

    Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
    Size:     30 x 40 cm.   
    Medium & Support:     Grafito sobre papel

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Challenge 68 - Cat

    Warm greetings to all PADT artists.
    I would like to sincerely thank you for your overwhelming response to the previous challenge, which clearly showed that there are many animal lovers out there (no surprise). This inspired our new challenge. This time of a beautiful cat.

    About the composition

    She is a very friendly  young mom with small, adorable kittens. And did not mind posing for me, especially after I shared my lunch (baked chicken) with her.

    What spoke to me in this reference was almost absence of any color. This reminded me of how important are value studies in our artistic journey, and how surprising it is to accept that we as artists can mold any form very convincingly without any color. Just by using gray scale values, from pure white to the darkest black.

    You might feel like doing a pencil drawing in the tones of gray, or painting in color enhancing the composition with more color and variety. Let your artistic muse guide your inspiration and creativity.

    Please send your drawings and paintings before July 02, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on July 03.

    Thank you for participating and Happy Painting,

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017


    Details for challenge 67
    Artist : ALB
    Size : 24 x 30 cm
    Medium and support : pastels and pastel pencils on light yellow Pastelmat Canson.

    Lela Stankovic - Challenge 68

    Artist: Lela Stankovic
    Medium: Watercolor on paper
    Size 12``x16``

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Shirley Bond - "German Shepherd"

    German Shepherd  
    Artist: Shirley Bond

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Antonio Romero Santana

    Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
    Size:     30 x 40 cm.   
    Medium & Support:     Acrílico sobre papel