Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Glenna Farley

Glenna Farley
Size is 12x14
Support is watercolor on 140 lb paper

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nora MacPhail - "May Lilies"

Title: May Lilies
Artist: Nora MacPhail
Medium: Watercolour

Krystyna Prus Szczepanowski - "White Lilies"

Artist: Krystyna Szczepanowski
Size:  31 X 42 cm - 12 X 16"
Medium & Support: Watercolour on Arches grain fin
Facebook: Krystyna Szczepanowski Watercolours

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Angela Sullivan - White Stuff

Title: White Stuff
Artist: Angela Sullivan
Medium: Oil on 6x6 gallery wrapped canvas

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beti Abel

 Beti Abel
16x22 cm
Watercolour, paper N 10 Schollershmmer

Shini A

  • Artist: Shini A
  • Size: 18cm x 24 cm
  • Medium & Support: Oil On Canvas
  • Monday, May 21, 2012

    Horst Hittenberger

    Artist:  Horst Hittenberger
    Size:    12 x 9
    Medium and Support: Oil on Canvas
    Artist Blog:   http://horsthittenberger.blogspot.com/

    Saturday, May 19, 2012


    Sophie Jallet

    Artist : Sophie Jallet
    size : 42*56cm
    Medium : water-soluble colour pencils, oil pastels, and a touch of acrylic
    Support : watercolour paper, 425g/m2
    Artist blog : evasionplastique.blogspot.com

    Sylvia Young

    Sylvia Young
    Medium: Pastel

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    Olga Wagner - "Double Trouble"

    Helen H Trachy

    Artist: Helen H Trachy
    Size:   8 x 10 inches
    Medium  and support:  Acrylic on stretched canvas
    Blog:  http://Peinturesetaventures.blogspot.com

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Pragya Bhatnagar

    Artist: Pragya Bhatnagar
    Size: 8"x6"
    Medium & Support: Watercolors on paper

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Renate Arends (Netherlands) - "White Lilies"

    Title                             : White Lilies
    Artist                           : Renate Arends (Netherlands)
    Medium & support      : Watercolor and paper
    Size                             : 24 x 32 cm.
    Blog                            : http://renatearends.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Challenge 29 - White Lilies


    “The air was full of sun and birds,
    The fresh air sparkled clearly...” (R. L. Stevenson)

    We welcomed spring with such an abundance of enthusiasm and joyfulness!  In the last few weeks,  we  have created and viewed so   many exquisite paintings  in the “Spring Is Coming” challenge which captivated our hearts, making  us feel that, truly -

    “…the grass sings in the meadows,
    And the flowers smile in the shadows…” (R. L. Stevenson).

    I am so grateful for your participation and how we support each other in our art journey through constructive feedback and comments. Once again, a big Thank You to all participants and everyone who shared their comments!

    About the composition

    I will be honest. This is a very complex composition. With a few small additions to balance out a single point of interest - flowers - this could be a complete still life painting set up in itself. However, in this challenge I wanted to specially focus on one specific aspect of painting.

    In this challenge, you are welcome to simplify the composition so you feel comfortable with it. I know that the complex texture of pure silk can be irresistible to an artist. Similarly, the reflections of the vase opening another door inside the painting - laying out the whole room set up including curtains and windows - is so intriguing.  However, our main focus for this challenge is “How To Paint White Objects”.

    We may have white fabric, white porcelain plate, white rose, white snow or other white objects. How do we paint them and still communicate the form, the space and the texture? The answer is surprisingly simple - we paint them the same way we paint any other subject or surface. We identify highlights, half tones, shadow accents, shadows, reflected light and cast shadows and paint them.

    But, then why is painting white considered difficult by some artists? If we paint a subject with any other color, the range of colors - which we would choose to describe the subject -   is very broad, easily noticeable and easily modifiable to our advantage. We have plenty of tools to choose from.

    However, painting white forces us to see color in a careful, “peculiar” way - in such a way that we have perhaps never looked at the color before. When we look at our white subject, our first impression would probably be that there is no color at all, just white and gray. But we must look again! Do pay close attention to each petal and try to see shades of pink, red, and yellow reflected from the silk fabric, shades of green reflected from the leaves, shades of dark background affecting the second lily flower which is further away.

    There is a splash of colors all around these white petals!  However, their hue is so soft and light. Their presence is so gentle and nonintrusive. These colors do challenge our eyesight. Try to find them and communicate the form, the space and the texture so highly prized in fine art paintings.

    Please send a photo of your painting latest by Sunday, June 17. The next painting reference will be posted on June 18.

    Saturday, May 5, 2012

    Cat Gondek

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Caroline Paniccia - "Tulip 5032012"

    Tulip 5032012

    Original Watercolor
    Artist:  Caroline Paniccia

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Pat Koscienski - "Spring's Floral Beauty"

    Pat Koscienski
    "Spring's Floral Beauty"
    10 X 8