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Monthly Challenge => Monthly Challenge => Topic started by: Val on January 03, 2018, 11:17:34 PM

Title: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 03, 2018, 11:17:34 PM
Post your Mixed Media for January 2018 Challenge here.
 
1/ Post only one painting per person. Post only your finished painting. If you need help, post it in the encourager section.

2/  Thank you for your ongoing support of these challenges.

3/ Any mediums may be used. Must contain a minimum of 2 different mediums.
  If you are unsure, PM me directly.

4/ When posting your entry, please list types of media (w/c, oil, acrylic, w/c pencil, inktense, ink, pastel...) used. Much appreciated as it may help someone with less experience.     

5/HAVE FUN!!     (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/good_luck.gif)

 
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 21, 2018, 08:13:28 PM
This is my humble submission for the mixed media challenge.
This is done on a black mat board with acrylics and pastels.
Never done anything like this before and my creativity was challenged by this subject and I couldn’t do it better.
 I really would love to see other submissions to this.

Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 21, 2018, 10:50:25 PM
I think you did very well with it. Love the colours reflected in the water.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I am going to do this in pastel, can't decide if I should have a go on Black paper, or black tinted sandpaper. Not for the challenge but will post in my thread in the pastel encourager section.

What this photo is actually actually about is a boat done up with Christmas lights that toured along the coastline and lagoon as Santa's 'floating' sleigh. He magically appeared after the fireworks finished up. I managed this photo as he passed by PJ anchored out in the harbour. It was a moonless, starless night ,so the pitch black aided in hiding the boat. Was great fun to hear how excited all the kids were.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 22, 2018, 06:21:05 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Val. What a surprising and pleasing experience to see a boat with this pretty Christmas light!
Will watch out for your pastel drawing!
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Bill76434 on January 22, 2018, 07:36:49 AM
Yes, great reflections
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: TeresaM on January 22, 2018, 09:56:07 AM
Well done Gita and good reflections. :clap:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 22, 2018, 11:34:41 AM
Great Gita! :clap: This looks soo... difficult.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on January 23, 2018, 12:25:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well, done Gita.  It is not as easy as it looks.    Patricia
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 23, 2018, 08:32:15 AM
Thanks, Teresa, Bill, Elisabeth, Patricia. 
 “Difficult” is maybe not what I thought. Since this is a mixed media challenge I had no other ideas how to create such a black background und what mediums to apply.  :confused:
That’s why I would love to see the creativity of others who go for this.   :)
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Win on January 23, 2018, 08:39:52 AM
Well done Gita with this painting, its not an easy challenge for sure.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: ietsieart on January 25, 2018, 09:37:20 PM
 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 25, 2018, 09:57:18 PM
 :thankyou: Win, Bert.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on January 26, 2018, 02:11:34 PM
 :clap: Gita, you rendition of this “next-to-impossible” subject is amazing. Choosing to work on black mat board was the right move, it created a veritable background without unnecessary distortion. :smitten:


A formidable contender this month.


Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 26, 2018, 02:24:59 PM
„Formidable contender“ sounds rather good to me Maria!  :D
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 27, 2018, 03:07:19 PM
Get your skates on!  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50390/1508533.GIF)  4 more days!
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 28, 2018, 06:04:38 PM

Herewith my attempt for January Challenge. I used Black paper; Soft Pastels; Glue and Glitter.

Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 28, 2018, 10:29:28 PM
That's brilliant Elizabeth, the glitter really makes it look alight! Great reflections.  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on January 29, 2018, 03:11:55 AM
Well done Elizabeth.  good job using the glitter. :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2018, 06:22:19 AM
Elizabeth,

Nice use of materials on this.

aloha

me
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Gita on January 29, 2018, 10:46:52 AM
Glittery... Elisabeth! Good idea to add this!  O0 O0
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 29, 2018, 12:22:20 PM
Val; Teresa; Mea & Gita - Thank you all for your comments!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on January 30, 2018, 01:03:43 PM
 :clap: Elizabeth, you certainly accomplished the WOW factor in your rendering of this difficult subject.  Using glitter for the holiday lights was a stroke of genius. :smart:


I was just about to toss my own because it looked dull with all that black background... maybe I’ll give the glitter idea a go and see what happens.   :confused:


Maria
 :painting:

Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 30, 2018, 02:03:03 PM
 :thankyou: very much Maria. Appreciate your comment.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 30, 2018, 02:29:57 PM
Holy smokes!!!! Forget the skates..... Last Day Tomorrow! (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50246/1507626.GIF)
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on January 30, 2018, 05:55:54 PM



Whew... at last! :sweat: Saved from the tossing pile, here it is:  Holiday Float.
I am submitting it only because I am a trooper :crazy2: and refuse to chicken-out                                                                                   
Cold pressed  140 lb. watercolor paper, gouache, watercolor, gesso, bleach, glitter, glue, watercolor crayons, a toothbrush and a household vacuum. ( to clean up the fastidious glitter...it was sticking around  like a bad case of the flu :2funny:
:thankyou:   Elizabeth for the glitter idea.Maria

Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 30, 2018, 06:28:38 PM
Maria,

Really well done.  I can definitely see the shape of the boat now.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on January 31, 2018, 12:50:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your submission is beautifully done Maria.  I could not, for the life of me, see the front or the back of the boat. Now I am wondering whether I need a new screen.  I enlarged the picture and still could not see a beginning or end.  Perhaps my eyesight is getting poorer. Anyway, you did a wonderful job.


Patricia
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on January 31, 2018, 01:09:37 AM
Here's my submission for the challenge done on black cardstock with acrylic paints and pastel pencils. I had a heck of a job taking the photograph for the black cardstock turned white in the photo.  I must have taken about 10 photos  :crazy2: . Anyway, this is the best I could do. 


Patricia




Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Neil Todd on January 31, 2018, 01:54:40 AM
Well done Gita, Maria and Patricia I’m going to find it difficult to judge this one all beautiful
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Ray3 on January 31, 2018, 07:55:16 AM
These mixed painting just get better and better really good work Gita, Elizabeth, Maria and Patricia it’s going to hard to choose   Ray
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: TeresaM on January 31, 2018, 09:29:45 AM
Two more good submissions. Well done Maria and Patricia  :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 31, 2018, 10:17:22 AM
Maria - Well done! I agree with Patricia. Could not see the boat either.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Elizabeth on January 31, 2018, 10:19:10 AM
Patricia - Beautifully done!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on January 31, 2018, 01:30:23 PM
 :thankyou:  Neil, Ray, Teresa and Elizabeth for your uplifting comments. 


Thank you for your side note Elizabeth. This was really a challenge for me. However, I was pleased to hear that you too, could not see the front or back of the boat Elizabeth, for I was thinking it was me or my computer so that has given me peace.


Good luck to all participants. :gl:


Patricia




Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on January 31, 2018, 01:50:34 PM
 :thankyou: Mea,  :thankyou:  Patrícia,  :thankyou:  Elizabeth
This project was indeed intimidating, but, with a little bit of perseverance, it finally came to fruition. 
Maria
 :painting:


Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Maria Canino on January 31, 2018, 01:59:16 PM
 :clap: Pat, great use of your color mixes, your project turned out great.  I am sure we all agree that the subject was daunting, intimidating to say the least, but  as usual, you made the best of it.
Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on January 31, 2018, 03:04:52 PM
No it is not your eyes Patricia, the boat was not visible. No need for new lookers just yet!   :squareeyes:     ;D
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR JANUARY 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2018, 03:23:44 PM
Patricia,

As usual, another well-rendered piece.

aloha

mea