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Monthly Challenge => Monthly Challenge => Topic started by: Val on July 15, 2017, 12:23:38 PM

Title: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 12:23:38 PM
It would appear there are still a few bugs in the system as I am still having technical difficulties uploading photos.  :doh:

Not to be outdone, I had an idea   :idea:   Stop your giggling and get up off the floor. I do get them once in a while you know!  ::)

Here is what we shall do since we are short of time this month. We shall have a "Just For Fun" challenge, no voting  :-\ , no prezzies  :'( , no pressure  :sweat: .  Strictly just for fun  :yippee: ... oh, and practice!  :whistle:    ;)

Go to the Challenge Photos in my gallery, and select any photo. There are 7 pages so hopefully you will find something of interest. Challenge yourself with something you haven't done before.... ready? Go!  :painting:

Post here when you are done  O0     
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 15, 2017, 03:04:59 PM
Great idea, Val.  Shall give it a try later this weekend.

C'mon, everyone, join in!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 03:26:13 PM
 :heeha:    Nice to see you back Mea.

Silly me, should have mentioned you can paint, draw, wallpaper if you like!  Chop and change it!! Any medium, any combination.

Love these free for alls! We always get to see such amazing works!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Lajets on July 15, 2017, 11:09:26 PM
Sorry can someone tell me how to get to someone else gallery please Therese
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2017, 12:46:19 AM
Therese

CLICK on FORUM. 

CLICK on MEMBERS.

Click Search for Member.

Type member's name in the SEARCH Bar, then click SEARCH.

Click on member's name link.

Scroll down to  MEDIA.  Click on SUMMARY to see categories of everything they've done or click on VIEW ITEMS to see them listed from latest to earliest.

Hope that helps.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Mysti Vale on July 16, 2017, 12:51:14 AM
Select (click) their name, which will take you to their profile.  From there, select media / summary.  From there you can browse through their albums.


I am not sure if I can post a direct link or not.  If it works, here is a direct link to Val's challenge album.
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1786 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1786)

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2017, 01:20:14 AM
Thanks, Mysti.  That link worked perfectly   I am going to have to hire you to write for me!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Mysti Vale on July 16, 2017, 01:52:07 AM
Thanks, mea!  We cross posted on this one.  Your instructions are better starting with how to find the member.   O0

I am glad the link worked.  :)
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: May lynn on July 16, 2017, 04:15:22 AM
Dear Mea & Mysti;


Don't you have to be logged in to 'Paint Basket' before
you can view a members; summary, profile etc.?


Just visiting dosen't give you access.  :confused:


May lynn


 
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Lajets on July 16, 2017, 05:28:08 AM
Thanks Mysti and Mea for that info I have been a member for years on and off had a big break I pay for the onlineart lessons one but I joined paintbasket years ago so still a member hopefully I'm ok to join in

Therese
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2017, 05:38:22 AM
Oh, yes. May Lynn.  Thank you. I forgot that important step.  LOG IN!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 16, 2017, 12:25:00 PM
Hi Therese, of course you can join in!  :heeha:   If anyone joined OAL, they can sign up here as well to have access to the challenges and comment on the forum. BUT..... you have to show us your 'stuff'!  ;) Not really, but we would like to see it.  :clap:

PLEASE NOTE: You can just click on the avatar, or their name above the avatar, of the person whose gallery you wish to see. (You must be logged in, and in a thread) This will take you to their profile page. Then click media, summary, and voila! You are there! Make sense? If not.....just HOLLER!  :2funny:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Neil Todd on July 16, 2017, 03:16:50 PM
Ok I'll open the batting I think this was from the February painting challenge unfortunately I wasn't a member then and I would never have tried it think I was still painting Peppa Pig for my granddaughter in those days anyway I'm prepared for the good people of paint basket to judge me
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2017, 04:41:53 PM
Oh, Neil, this is lovely.  Very romantic setting.

I have already picked mine out and now deciding whether to do it in oil or watercolor.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 16, 2017, 04:50:51 PM
 :heeha:     :congrats:     Neil, beautifully painted.  O0   We never judge, just try our best to help guide you along. If you don't agree or like a suggestion, feel free to 'suggest' that I take a long walk off a short pier!  :boat: Which i often do as normal course.  ;)        :2funny:

Hope to see more of you in the challenges, welcome to the asylum!  :crazy2:         :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 16, 2017, 09:48:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Totally beautiful Neil. You are such a good artist.


Patricia
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 16, 2017, 10:13:27 PM
This is gorgeous, Neil!!!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Neil Todd on July 17, 2017, 07:58:20 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon, Patricia. Mea and Val for your kind words you give me so much confidence in fact I think I'll win this especially if there are no more entries  :painting:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 17, 2017, 08:09:48 PM
 :heeha: This is absolutely beautiful, Neil!  :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on July 18, 2017, 09:40:04 AM
This will be a fun challenge this month Val.

Neil, your painting is beautiful!  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Gita on July 18, 2017, 05:08:57 PM
Beautifully painted, Neil! You've done a great start. It's going to be fun to see the submissions.
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2017, 11:14:22 PM
This is my contribution to this month's challenge. I have wanted to paint this Aussie Schooner I think he/she is called, for some time now. It was done on Strathmore Sketch paper with pastels. 


Patricia


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Post by: Annie. on July 20, 2017, 11:34:56 PM
Well done Neil  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 20, 2017, 11:39:09 PM
 :smitten: Oh how very sweet this little Aussie is, Patricia.  :smitten:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2017, 11:51:30 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Annie and Kathy, I appreciate your comments.  Unfortunately, the photograph has come out a bit dull because I took it in the night and always seem to have this problem when doing so. You would think I would learn from my mistakes!!  :crazy2:


Patricia




Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 21, 2017, 12:12:45 AM
Oh, so sweet, Patricia.  He looks so serious!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 21, 2017, 12:13:02 AM
Oh, so sweet, Patricia.  He looks so serious!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 21, 2017, 04:21:25 AM
Patricia what a lovely portrait of Schooner. I should love to forward a copy to her owners with your permission. Beautiful rendition.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2017, 12:12:39 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Mea for always being so supportive.


 :thankyou:  Val for the lovely compliments and if you wish to send a copy of her to her owners, please go ahead and feel free to do so.  You have my permission for sure.


Patricia
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Neil Todd on July 21, 2017, 02:03:02 PM
That's Beautiful Patricia  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2017, 02:28:53 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Neil, I appreciate your comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 21, 2017, 07:34:23 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I know they will love seeing this.
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Post by: Maria Canino on July 21, 2017, 07:34:41 PM
 :clap: Neil, you captured the beauty of the sunset beautifully
Marķa
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on July 21, 2017, 07:47:08 PM
 :clap: Patty, I am not at all surprised that you turned out such a beautiful piece of work...in pastels nonetheless
Not even a smudge....Kudos yo you.
When I look at him, the glitter in his soft eyes, the subtle turn of the head, he seems to be asking me if I want to be his friend... the answer is YES!
Marķa
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2017, 08:23:23 PM
Val, I hope Schooner's owners like her portrait and it is my pleasure. Thank you too, for sending the photo to them.




 :thankyou: Maria for such wonderful comments and for always being so encouraging which means a lot to me. I just love reading all the lovely comments you leave everyone for their work which is so uplifting.  You are special. Thank you.


Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 21, 2017, 11:41:10 PM
Patricia I thought this was the photograph oh my you have done such a wonderful job with this. He is adorable. Your artistic ability really shines through on this well done
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2017, 11:52:36 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Mary Lou, I appreciate your support and encouragement which propels me on.  Thank you.


Patricia
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on July 22, 2017, 05:04:02 PM
I wanted to challenge myself with something I do not usually do.  I always try and avoid portraits or faces in my paintings.  Then I thought I would try a portrait with line an wash to see if I could make that work.  Here is my attempt:

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Post by: Val on July 22, 2017, 06:37:19 PM
 :heeha: Beautiful Mary Lou!!! This is a wonderful rendition of little Ian.... who much to his mama's chagrine is now officially in the terrible twos!  >:D I'm proud to say he lives up to that very definition!  :2funny:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2017, 06:46:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mary Lou, that portrait is gorgeous.  You have captured his likeness and have really done a darn good job.


Patricia
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on July 22, 2017, 08:02:17 PM
Thank you Val,  :thankyou: ahhh, the terrible twos, I know it well, my grandson recently turned 3 and we are all happy to have that behind us!  He looks like a cute little guy, though, and I am sure terrible twos or not, a blessing to his family.

Thanks Patricia, you are always so kind.  :thankyou:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 23, 2017, 04:59:05 AM
Mary Lou

This is excellent.  It has such simplicity.  Fabulous as a line and wash.

aloha

mea
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 23, 2017, 10:05:26 PM
Thank you Mea.  I appreciate it.
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Post by: Maria Canino on July 24, 2017, 12:39:48 PM
 :clap: Mary Lou, you don't have to avoid painting faces anymore  :smitten: you captured the little girl's expression  of wonderment quite accurately. She wants to know if you still love her after she ventured into the cookie  jar.  Your painting style is unique and that speaks for itself.


Marķa
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Annie. on July 24, 2017, 01:12:18 PM
Very nice Mary Lou  :clap:  and more  :clap: :clap: for pushing yourself to something different.
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Win on July 24, 2017, 08:23:33 PM
Neil your sunset painting is beautifully done  :clap:

Patricia your pastel work is always so well done, Schooners eyes have such a lovely soft expression  :clap:

Mary Lou I think you have done a fab job of the line and wash on this young lad.  :clap:
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Post by: Neil Todd on July 24, 2017, 11:17:21 PM
 :thankyou: Win  :painting:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 12:11:42 AM
 :thankyou:  Win, I appreciate your kind comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 25, 2017, 01:26:24 AM
This took a lot of tweaking.  It does look a bit better than the photo.


It is Gouache watercolor, but the flowers were enhanced with some Golden QOR watercolor.
It is an 8 x 10" on Cotman watercolor block paper (140 lb. cold-pressed).

I now feel sufficiently challenged for the month.

Nice to see the different choices people made from the wide range open to us.  Thanks, Val.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: TeresaM on July 25, 2017, 02:17:28 AM
Well done everyone lovely paintings.
Mea your window needs some dark shading to show the depth, but otherwise lovely
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 25, 2017, 05:01:29 AM
Thanks, I agree, Teresa.  I just quit while I was ahead.

I have an awful time doing large sections without getting them streaky.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 25, 2017, 09:58:19 AM
Nicely done Mea. I like seeing window boxes flooding over with riotous colours!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 25, 2017, 10:52:52 AM
Thank you Maria, Annie and Win.  :thankyou:

Mea, I remember doing this challenge because I loved the composition and subject.   Your painting is very appealing.  I think you have done a great job with the stone work and flowers. 

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Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2017, 11:00:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: A lovely bright submission Mea and I forgot to mention that I wish we were neighbours too for we would really have a riot painting and enjoying what we do. 


Patricia
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Post by: Neil Todd on July 25, 2017, 11:09:10 AM
Lovely painting Mea  :clap: considering there is no prize this month I think the standard is very high maybe that's the way forward no pressure just fun
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Post by: Annie. on July 25, 2017, 01:18:42 PM
Lovely choice Mea!  I like the deep red of the flowers.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 25, 2017, 04:22:17 PM
Thanks, Annie.  I started with the gouache, but the red was too dull for the flowers, so used QOR Pyrole Orange and Quinacridone magenta to perk them up.

Thanks, Neil.  Yes, was fun to pick one I liked and have a go at it.

Thanks, Patricia.  Yes, being neighbors would mean we would not get much housework done.

Thanks, Mary Lou.  Yes it is a nice composition and requires so many different challenges - stonework, windows, perspective, color value.

Thanks, Val, yes, it was the riot of color that drew me to it.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Win on July 25, 2017, 07:40:39 PM
Mea your stonework colours are beautiful, a great painting  :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 25, 2017, 08:19:18 PM
Thanks, Win.  I just laid down a patchwork of stone colors, then drew in the stone shapes over them.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on July 26, 2017, 04:07:20 PM
 :clap: Mea, your choice of medium  is quite appropriate, makes the flower box look just right.... Definitely romantic.
Marķa
:painting:
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Post by: Gita on July 29, 2017, 09:34:00 PM
Lovely painting Mea! I like this!  O0
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 29, 2017, 11:05:19 PM
Thanks, Gita and Maria.   The open-ended challenges work better for me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on July 30, 2017, 12:52:23 AM
Coming down to the wire!   :sweat:         :painting:
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Post by: Val on July 31, 2017, 02:11:29 PM
Here is GITA's lovely pen & wash!

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 31, 2017, 03:55:06 PM
Nice work, Gita.  The lamp is super!  Nice background.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on July 31, 2017, 04:43:01 PM
 :clap: Very interesting take on this photo Gita, your lines are crisp and clean.
Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Happychappy on July 31, 2017, 08:48:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely line and wash Gita.    Patricia
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Post by: Neil Todd on July 31, 2017, 10:31:12 PM
I don't know what line and wash is but great work
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Post by: Val on July 31, 2017, 11:26:36 PM
Neil, the subject is drawn with ink or pencil and then w/c is washed over top so that the lines (ink) shows through.
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Post by: Win on August 01, 2017, 01:53:45 PM
Lovely Gita  :clap:
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Post by: Elizabeth on August 01, 2017, 05:05:39 PM
Congratulations to all entrants. Beautiful work. Each with some extra special qualities. I've been so busy, this is the first time since early July that I'm getting a couple of minutes to look and appreciate your lovely paintings. Well done All! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST JULY CHALLENGE 2017 HERE
Post by: Val on August 01, 2017, 06:33:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Thanks to all who took up the gauntlet!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I will be putting them all in a post to make it easy for everyone to see the talented artists we have here who continue to challenge themselves and inspire others.  O0

Brilliant work one and all.  :heeha: