Thursday, January 30, 2014

William Cook

Name:  William Cook

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Artist: France

Size: 40 x 30 cm

Médium; oil painting
Painting process: The attractive carpet was very difficult to reproduce, I transformed it a little..I find that shadows are missing...
Update from artist: The new version is posted below the earlier version. In this "I added shadow under the armchair and the carpet is smaller."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Antonio Romero Santana

Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
Size:     31 x 44 cm.   
Medium & Support:     Acrílico sobre papel
Artist Blog:

Shirley Bond - "Cat on Chair"

Cat on Chair
Artist Shirley Bond
Medium  Watercolor on watercolor paper 7" X 9"

A difficult study. All the patterns were very difficult to do even though I first did a small beginning sketch to try to figure the pattern out. 
I loved the colors of the painting  I found the bottom carpet to be to overwhelming to the composition so I exchanged it for a cat on the try and center the composition.
After all in my house there always seems to be a cat on the chair!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mari Jose Molina

Artist Name: Mari Jose Molina 
medium: Watercolor

Jean-Michel Gruet

Jean-Michel Gruet
Aquarelle 30x35 200 gr
blog :

Mico Soleil

Mico Soleil
watercolor 32cmx24cm
blog :

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Midori Yoshino

Artist name.: Midori Yoshino
size:28cm x28cm

Monday, January 6, 2014

Challenge 43 - Antique Rugs

As we begin  the first challenge this year 2014, I would like to once again wish all of us a very very Happy New Year!

Each of the beautiful paintings in the last challenge was such a visual delight. For PADT  visitors and artists it was as if each day in the holiday season brought a new gift  - the unmatched pleasure of seeing a wonderful new painting!

I hope this year brings many new exciting opportunities for all of us to do what we love so much - paint and draw and explore new horizons in art.

Thank You!!

About the composition

I visited a friend of mine, such a gorgeous human being, and very dedicated admirer and antique rugs collector. Needless to say how many still life compositions crossed my mind as soon as I saw this breathtaking display of antique tapestries and rugs. I listened to many  wonderful history lessons and stories about people crossing the continents & deserts, with one of the rugs you see here displayed, being old 134 years.

In my personal opinion, this is the most complex challenge I posted so far on PADT. I hope you will collect your artistic courage and give it a chance to surprise you.


Please send your paintings by February 16. The next challenge will be posted on Feb 17, 2014.