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Title: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2019, 02:00:37 AM
MONOCHROME ARTWORK CHALLENGE


This is the second of the art challenges.
If you would like to follow the challenges in order (you don't have to), then click HERE  (https://paintbasket.com/using-patterns-in-art/)to go to the first challenge.

Follow this challenge tutorial HERE  (https://paintbasket.com/creating-monochrome-artworks/)to learn all about creating monochrome artworks.

Your challenge is to pick 5 objects, four that match and one that doesn't.

For example you could pick 4 objects from the kitchen and one from the workshop.

Set these five objects up to form a simple still life. Then paint or draw all of the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like.

Then using a different colour complete the odd object.

Then return here to post your challenge entry.

All challenges are subject to the CHALLENGE RULES (https://paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=15404.0).

Good luck and have fun
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Cath on September 03, 2019, 09:32:10 AM
Another good challenge, Nolan.
Monochrome painting is something I personally enjoy doing for various reasons.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2019, 08:25:24 PM
 :gl: Cathy
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 06, 2019, 10:53:22 PM
This looks to be another really interesting & fun tutorial to try, thanks Nolan. I'm trying to get my head around the whole concept of how i go about this, & hopefully by doing this challenge, it will help me to learn so much.

I'm just a little confused by; ..." Then paint or draw all but the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like". (Sorry if this is glaringly simple, as stated, but I just had in my head that i would doing the whole picture in monochrome & 1 object that doesn't match in color)

But, I keep reading...." Then using a different colour complete the odd object".  Does this mean that the 4 matching objects are the ones we colour in 1 colour? Or is it the 1 unmatching object we colour?
 
This is all new to me, so sorry if my confusion is clouding my understanding. Cheers Tracey
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 07, 2019, 02:02:08 PM
HI Nolan, another great tutorial and challenge idea.

I am working on this but have a question.  In watercolor, can I add another color to the main color to make shadows? Such as green added to red to darken it...Also if I am working with alizarin can I also use rose red with it, a it is still red or does it need to be all the same shade of red?

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 07, 2019, 11:14:55 PM
I am doing a sepia painting and to get the shade I want I mix various colours,  raw sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, cad yellow, a touch of cad orange and a touch of Ulta blue which make up what I like. I will vary the strength for the darker values.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2019, 10:32:20 PM
Tracey:

oops I used the wrong word. Here is the correct wording which should make more sense:
Quote
Set these five objects up to form a simple still life. Then paint or draw all of the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like.

Then using a different colour complete the odd object.
Sorry for the confusion  :crazy2:

Mary Lou:

You can use the normal colour mixing rules to adjust your colours, eg green into red to get the shadow colour O0

Quote
I am working with alizarin can I also use rose red with it
yes you can, they are still reds as long as you second colour is different, eg., blue
Bill : sounds good O0
 
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 08, 2019, 10:59:40 PM
Trying to get my head around this ... the image below, is this example what you mean?
This is NOT my entry
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 09, 2019, 01:02:38 AM
Thanks Nolan👍😃 Also can I use a non white paper? & if using white paper can I leave micro portions uncoloured? . Cheers T
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 09, 2019, 02:22:39 AM
Thank you Nolan.  I keep reading the directions and watch the video twice... I was still not sure.

Bill, if I get it right... you would need to paint the man in his canoe a different color then your other 4 boats (hum, I think I see 5) and your background... not the red dots.   But wait for others input, or Nolan, before you adjust your painting.

BTW, this is a great composition.  I love it.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 09, 2019, 09:34:53 PM
Annie is correct.

In this painting he sailboats would be the matching items, so they and the background get painted in monochrome.
The rowing boat is the odd item so it would be painted another colour in order to make it the focal point. Something like this:


Here is the example from the tutorial:


The items from the kitchen as well as the background have been painted in one colour.
The odd item (the axe) is then painted in another colour to make it stand out as the focal point
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 09, 2019, 10:19:17 PM
Thanks Nolan, I'm on my mark ... now Off.  :painting:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 10, 2019, 04:15:20 PM
Thank you Nolan.  Great concept again.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 11, 2019, 01:49:06 AM
Well, this was an interesting challenge.  Mine is painted in my original-recipe chocolate paint.

The only way I can make values is more or less layers of chocolate.

The theme is Footwear and One Not.

Painting is chocolate pigment with one tiny drop of yellow food color.

   


aloha

mea (Amazing what one can do when one has to work with only one eye operating)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 11, 2019, 06:42:28 AM
 Good idea Mea.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 12, 2019, 12:52:48 AM
Here is my submission, Watercolour, 4 pyramids, (not sure if they appear in real in this sequence) and the Camel.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 12, 2019, 02:56:18 AM
Bill, this is great!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 12, 2019, 02:58:13 AM
Way to go Mea  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Initially I was thinking white chocolate :2funny:  The yellow comes up nice.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 12, 2019, 08:25:42 AM
Oh Mea I'm so glad you submitted your painting,  :clap: i love seeing what everyone does and how they go about it, & i'm really intrigued by your use of chocolate...Is that REAL chocolate or do you make your own paint? It really makes your painting look rich.

Great painting Bill - I love the camel  :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 12, 2019, 08:36:25 AM
Here's my drawing. 4 x Humans & 1 Cray boat. I found this challenge like jumping into the deep sea. With the 1st challenge I wanted to challenge myself to create from a personal experience with just focusing on perspective.
With this one I tried - perspective again with additions & also following the light source.
Thanks Nolan... it was a tough challenge for me, but I'm glad I persisted
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 12, 2019, 11:06:22 AM
Glad you were able to correct your entry Mea.   :)  You handbag looks like gold lame now.


Bill and Trace, your paintings are nicely done however, sorry to say, I do believe we are supposed to do a still life with 4 items matching (done in one color including the background)  and the 5th item something different and in a different color, as in Nolan's example with the axe.


"The items from the kitchen as well as the background have been painted in one colour.The odd item (the axe) is then painted in another colour to make it stand out as the focal point"


Here is the example from the tutorial:
The items from the kitchen as well as the background have been painted in one colour.The odd item (the axe) is then painted in another colour to make it stand out as the focal point
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 12, 2019, 05:03:03 PM
Thanks, Trace.  Yes, I make my own paint from organic cacao powder/gum arabic/water.

Thanks, Mary Lou.  Oooh, gold lame, la-di-dah.  Now I need a fancy place to go to.

Since there seems to be general confusion on the rules for this challenge, I hope Trace and Bill can resubmit, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 12, 2019, 05:13:14 PM
Nolan, sorry I still have some questions.
1. Does it have to be only 4 objects and 1 odd object? Or any other number?
2. Can the odd object have various colours in it?
3. Can I use mixed media for the odd subject AND for the monochrome, for eg. pen and ink and shades of black?
4. Does the example below follow the rules? Poppies in monochrome and the squirrel as odd subject in a different colour. This is NOT my submission. I can remove it after your answer.
Thank you. I do not want to misunderstand the challenge rules
🤓
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2019, 08:35:09 PM
I don't think we should be too strict on it being a still life. Tracey and Bill have created paintings which have four matching items plus an odd one and we can see they were created to follow the brief. I am happy with them as entrants.

Gita, in your example however the four items are not clearly defined so you can't tell the four items from the background.
You can use any medium for your challenge entries, these is no medium requirement.

The odd item can have spots of other colours in it, but should be overall, one contrasting colour.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 12, 2019, 08:42:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan, I get the point.😀
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 12, 2019, 10:51:03 PM
Oh, okay Nolan, that is very agreeable 👍😊
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 12, 2019, 10:57:53 PM
 :thankyou: Annie, Trace, Mary Lou, Mea. Thanks Nolan, I assumed from your clarification on my boats the definition of 'still Life'. :sweat:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 13, 2019, 02:09:23 AM
Trace,
It is wonderful that you persist with the challenges.  We all learn from it, and from each other.

Great seascape.  The red really focus the boat   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 13, 2019, 02:16:01 AM
Ohoh!  Now I am confused about the 5th object...

Is it a monochrome using a different color OR a colour glaze over the monochrone used for the other 4 objects and the background?
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 13, 2019, 05:34:35 AM
Oh yes Annie, that’s also something I would like to know. But I assume that the odd subject is in various shades of ANY contrasting colour. A colour glaze over a monochrome 5 th object will have the same result, I suppose.
Nolan says the 5 th object could have spots of further colours in it.
Am I right, Nolan?
Wow, this is going to be a thrilling challenge! I am so curious to see the entry paintings.. :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on September 13, 2019, 01:12:19 PM
Hello PB artists, I have been missing in action for a long while, life getting in the way. But hope to get back into action again. Im quite excited to see the new Challenge format. Love all the entries so far and am moved to try my hand at one if possible. Still Life is a bit of an extra Challenge for me as I travel around but where theres a will theres a way 😊. Good luck all
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 13, 2019, 01:58:06 PM

Welcome back Win and I hope you join the challenge. 


Bill your camel is great and Trace, I love how you have depicted your people , great perspective.

Here is my entry, done in watercolor on 140lb cold pressed paper.  A childhood toy among the vases.


Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 13, 2019, 03:07:08 PM
Marylou, very nice composition and choice of colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gita,  thanks so either techniques (contrasting so doesn't have to be complementary) and even plash of colour as in the camel.  Ok that is a fair range of flexibility.

Win, join in.  It is a lot of fun.  I don't think you need to create traditional still life.  Pyramids and camel are more a scenery and the painting looks great.  Get something out of your suitcases and draw them  ;)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 13, 2019, 10:24:46 PM
Thanks Mary Lou, lovely balance with your teddy and vases.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 14, 2019, 06:42:49 AM
Bill,Trace, Mea, Mary Lou....lovely and very creative submissions..!!!!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 14, 2019, 06:44:33 AM
Gita..I know u said it’s not a submission...but such a cute composition!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 14, 2019, 06:48:30 AM
Thanks Zayn
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Belma on September 14, 2019, 07:19:33 AM
Hi, I tried that. This is my first challenge  :yippee:

 
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 14, 2019, 12:46:11 PM
Thank you Annie, Bill and Jay.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 14, 2019, 02:36:30 PM
Very nice Belma, welcome to the challenges.  :welcome:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 14, 2019, 07:17:47 PM
Very interesting submissions till now!
Mary-Lou, Bill, Trace, Belma, you are inspiring me! Thanks Zyan for the compliment. I think I should remove the pic. Or should it remain for explanation purposes, Nolan?
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 14, 2019, 11:51:59 PM
Good entry Belma.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 15, 2019, 02:12:18 AM
Welcome to the challenge Belma!

The red is a very nice contrast to the monochrone.  Love the tulips composition.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope you enjoyed the process.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 15, 2019, 02:44:35 AM
Great seeing a collection of wonderful subjects and styles. Thanks all for your encouragements :)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2019, 09:10:13 PM
fabulous job MaryLou and Belma :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Regarding adding the colour to the odd item - no you do not have to glaze the colour over. You can add the colour ANY way you like. There is no restrictions on medium or technique used. O0
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on September 15, 2019, 09:58:02 PM
 :heeha: Wonderful submissions all  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Especially taken with yours MaryLou..... My old (very old) bear hangs out on my easel most days. Just never know where they´ll turn up!  ;D Sorry Nolan... couldn´t resist the temptation...   :whistle:


Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2019, 10:33:06 PM
I'm liking the diggy dog on the easel :heeha:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Belma on September 15, 2019, 11:07:31 PM
Do we just have to send a picture? I could not prevent the idea that comes to my mind. This drawing is not good, sorry.

Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Belma on September 15, 2019, 11:15:00 PM
Marry Lou, Gita, Bill, Annie, Nolan thank you for your answers  :flowers:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 16, 2019, 12:31:56 PM
Thank you Nolan and Val.  Loved the photo Val, and you do never know where teddy will turn up.  Since I have grandkids, I find him in the most unexpected places LOL.. :2funny:


Belma, you are in the best place for improvement.  Nolan and Dennis are fabulous teachers.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on September 16, 2019, 03:16:22 PM
Belma, I see you are also afflicted with ´doubter´s syndrome´  :o    ;)   Never fear, stick with Nolan & Dennis and you will be positively amazed at what you can do. I find myself aghast at times with what I can accomplish much to the credit of our Clark boys.  :yippee: They are wizards!  O0

Personally, I like your drawing, well spaced notes... great treble clef... I always had trouble putting those in  :doh:      ;D    Good job, keep on drawing, it won´t be long until you will be surprising yourself with each one.   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 17, 2019, 05:18:23 AM
If I am stuck, well I am, am I allowed to ask a question if I don't post what I have done so far?  Maybe in one of the encouraged section...
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 17, 2019, 06:44:38 AM
Annie, do post. Maybe in the encourager section like me. I am curious!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 17, 2019, 12:39:04 PM
Post in the encourager section Annie.  Love to see what you are doing.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 17, 2019, 01:39:41 PM
Val, your Teddy looks mischievous! 👍🏼👍🏼😂
Belma, nice idea with notes! 👍🏼👍🏼
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 17, 2019, 03:28:27 PM
Nice entry Belma!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 17, 2019, 09:38:41 PM
yes, post in the relevant Encourager section O0
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 19, 2019, 03:02:41 PM
This is my submission „ Ces Biscuits“ to the monochrome challenge done on Terschelling hot pressed Aquarelbloc, 300 g/m2,30 x 40 cm with Mixed Media (Rohrers Antiktusche in Astoriabraun, Schminke water colours, Acrylic white).   
Photo courtesy to Martha Dzedyshko from Pexels.com and BTW this website has great free photos.

Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 19, 2019, 08:27:30 PM
beautiful artwork Gita, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
Gita, this is very beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good luck!

p.s. I understand better the challenge now... but I am done, just need to get a descent photo done.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 19, 2019, 08:38:56 PM
Gita, wonderful work!!!👏I really like this!😊👍
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on September 19, 2019, 09:02:28 PM
 :heeha: Wonderful piece Gita!!! Brilliant.  O0       :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2019, 10:53:10 PM
Substance Abuse and Death

There is a substance abuse crisis in North America, and many lives are lost wastefully.  A sensitive topic, and I do hope that I will not offend anyone.

The 4 items in the series represent substance abuse, they are:  alcohol, injectable drugs, cannabis, and opioids. 
- Pure black to white scale because this is a dark topic, often relegated to back alleys.

The contrasting object is a skull, representing death of course.   I wanted chocking contrasting colors, 1) because I was trying to push myself outside of my subdue nature-like choice of colors, and 2) because again, unlike my nature, I  wanted to create a chocking painting to make people talk or at least think about this topic.

The wash (I did it Nolan!) is:
purple - chosen as an alternate color of mourning the death of a love one (or an abandon soul)
blue - to represent the deep depression suffered by many individuals with substance abuse
red - to depict the pain associated with this class of disorders

As for the first challenge, I spent a lot of time researching and studying both the topic and doing many sketches before starting the paint.  Unlike the first challenge, I did not wait until the last week to start painting.
I created a still life* and used the grid method to transfer it to my canvas. 

Taking a representative photo was my last challenge, finally managed with indirect light to get ride of most reflection... okay black is not easy to photograph.

Here is my submission, acrylic on canvas 16x20":

* before you ask, my still life did not include any drugs.  They were all make believe, juice for the alcohol, sugar for the injectable drugs, roll of paper burned at one end for the cannabis, and acetaminophen/paracetamol for the opioids.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 19, 2019, 11:05:01 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Annie, Val, Mary-Lou!
The „sensuous“ painting could be hung in the dining room of a vacation resort by the sea side in Provence, I suppose.
Nolan, this challenge has awakened my interest with painting different values with this „Tusche“ ( meaning „ink“ in German). This is a lovely permanent ink which I use in urban sketching, too. Thank you for your idea with this challenge!
P.S: I corrected some grammar mistakes in my explanation ( the submission time has changed).
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 19, 2019, 11:16:03 PM
Annie, your painting is an homage to all the tragic lives around us who are addicted and suffering.
Your explanations about the colours are so interesting and reach the deepest corner of my brain.
Beautifully painted, well placed items and bravo that you photographed yourself! Good luck to you, too! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2019, 11:29:06 PM
 :blush: :blush: :blush:

:thankyou:  Thank you so much Gita.  I feel so honored and humbled from receiving such a compliment from an accomplished artist.  I admire so much that you create all sort of paintings, and that your imagination seems bottomless.   :wave:


Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 20, 2019, 02:38:04 AM
 :thankyou: Annie for the information and presenting a good painting portraying it.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 20, 2019, 04:25:02 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you Bill.  I really enjoy the process.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2019, 04:34:53 AM
Gita, Belma, Annie

Nice work, ladies.

Everyone is getting really creative with this one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 20, 2019, 10:13:11 AM
Wow love it Gita....beautifully done!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 20, 2019, 10:17:01 AM
Great submission Annie!!!





Annie you think like a true artist..using your artwork to make a  statement ...really admire that!!


I just come up with  a  still life!!,which am not sure if I will be able to complete..Am so slow in painting!!!Yes shall persevere!!!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 20, 2019, 10:49:25 AM
Wonderful painting Annie, with a strong message.   :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on September 20, 2019, 12:18:08 PM
Fabulous Gita and Annie.  :gl:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 20, 2019, 12:35:00 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Zyan, Win!

Zyan, looking forward to yours!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 20, 2019, 01:24:08 PM
 :thankyou: Mea
 :thankyou: Zayn
 :thankyou: MaryLou
 :thankyou: Win

Just looking back at the range of submissions, interpretation of the same directions, is very educational by itself.  And many more will come still 10 days.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 20, 2019, 01:32:52 PM
Annie you think like a true artist..using your artwork to make a  statement ...really admire that!!

You make me think... this is what art is also about.  Even if beautiful, unless it doesn't mean anything to the observer it won't be attractive to him/her.  A friend said:  Art must "talk" to me for me to like it.

Hope you will find time to do your still life.  I relate, I am extremely slow.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 21, 2019, 04:57:09 AM
I do have one question regarding your painting Annie. The lower jaw is missing in the skull. Just interested to know the reason.   :)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: dennis on September 21, 2019, 09:34:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on September 21, 2019, 10:43:45 PM
Wonderful painting Gita, it's so great to admire your beautiful work, I really get drawn into the depth that you have created in it.
Annie wow your piece is a perfect painted statement and speaks clearly across borders of many countries of the fabric of society.  :thankyou:
JayJ I hope you find time to submit :)
Cheers Tracey
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 22, 2019, 05:08:33 AM
Tracey, thank you so much! I appreciate your comment! In fact I got very immersed during the painting process while shading with the brown ink and enjoyed the flow. Nolan has started a challenge where one can study values playfully but also with some ambitious energy. Worth mentioning is that the flow changed while switching to the colours of water color... ☺️☺️
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 22, 2019, 08:23:00 PM
Great entry Annie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: well done on the glaze :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gita - good luck with your Tusche artworks :gl:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 23, 2019, 11:08:06 AM
Hi Gita,
Great question!  The reason is a bit technical.  The jaw is also part of the cranium, but it is related to the digestive part, my topic is around neurology (really neuro-psychiatry).  Makes sense to me to exclude the mandibule, but maybe not from the artistic point of view.

Do you think my painting would have been better with the mandibule?

Definition:
The skull is composed of two parts: the cranium and the mandible. In humans, these two parts are the neurocranium and the viscerocranium or facial skeleton that includes the mandible as its largest bone.
Ref:  https://en.wikipedia.org
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 23, 2019, 11:10:40 AM
Thank you Nolan.  I am pleased with what I learn doing this activity.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 23, 2019, 11:44:52 AM
Annie, I think the skull would have looked more complete. But this way it sits stable on the table. I thought you made the photo yourself including the skull. Having said that, I wondered what reason you had to  place it without the mandibula.

See your painting is creating a lot of attention. 😀
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 23, 2019, 12:16:58 PM
Hi Gita,
Yes, I did create the still life myself and played with various objects (incl. the jaw bone) and composition/light for a few days.  Until I liked it... and under pressure 'how long is this setup going to stay in the kitchen?'

Thank you for your comment, much appreciate your input and your time.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on September 23, 2019, 07:33:14 PM
Annie, you have done an amazing job with your painting and profound message.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 24, 2019, 06:52:06 PM
Thank you Val, you are so generous in your compliment. 
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: TeresaM on September 26, 2019, 06:20:42 AM
Wow Annie what a message. Good painting. :clap: :clap:
Gita you have painted a very good painting. Good cuppa after a swim.  :clap: :clap:
MaryLou love the blue teddy.  Well done  :clap: :clap:
Belma the red balloon is great against the tulips  :clap: :clap:
Tracey I like the red boat makes it really stand out  :clap: :clap:
Bill your camel is great.  Well done  :clap: :clap:
Mea great save with the yellow colour on the bag. Well done  :clap: :clap:

Good luck everyone  :hug:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 26, 2019, 12:47:50 PM
Thank you Teresa.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 26, 2019, 12:53:28 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Therese for your kind comment.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 26, 2019, 01:06:39 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Maryna on September 28, 2019, 06:48:40 AM
Here is my submission.


I call it Light and Life.


Light for the lanterns and life for the plant.


I used Watercolors and Watercolor pencils. I used various shades of brown.


Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on September 28, 2019, 11:21:48 AM
 :heeha:   Well done Maryna  O0    Love all the old lanterns.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on September 28, 2019, 11:26:08 AM
Good original entry. Good luck
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 28, 2019, 03:18:38 PM
Great submission, Maryna. The name suits so well! Good luck!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on September 28, 2019, 09:43:11 PM
Nice composition, and great title. I like the monochrome color you chosen.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on September 29, 2019, 11:53:32 AM
Nice choice of subjects and colorings.  Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 29, 2019, 08:01:26 PM
great job Maryna :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 30, 2019, 02:18:00 PM
It’s still 30 th where I live..so hope am in time!!
Like I said am sooooo. slow...after I took the picture realized forgot to clean up..so sending as is!!!!
I call it “Balancing Life”


My takeaway from this challenge is ...now I have courage to set up my own still life.Have watched Nolan’s lessons so many times..but just never tried.Still slave to photo...worked from the photo!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on September 30, 2019, 02:58:56 PM
This is lovely Zyan!! The butterfly really sparkles! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on September 30, 2019, 03:58:37 PM
Thank you Gita! :flowers:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on September 30, 2019, 06:55:34 PM
nice entry Zayn, well done. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on October 01, 2019, 01:01:27 AM
This a marvelous entry.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on October 01, 2019, 01:23:06 AM
Wonderful entries Maryna and JayJ. Great subjects and so well done :)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Mercia on October 01, 2019, 03:19:10 AM
Hi all. I am new to the Paint Basket.

Here is my challenge entry

Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 01, 2019, 04:41:01 AM
Great entry Mercia!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 01, 2019, 04:42:11 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 01, 2019, 04:44:44 AM
 :thankyou: Bill!
 :thankyou: Trace!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on October 01, 2019, 11:39:49 AM
Fabulous entries Jay and Mercia :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on October 01, 2019, 12:07:13 PM
Really good Mercia, some tough decisions are to be made for the winner.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 01, 2019, 12:30:58 PM
Fabulous entries for this Challenge all so interesting and different. Good Luck 🍀
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on October 01, 2019, 01:34:19 PM
Well done Jay and Mercia  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Welcome to PB Mercia!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 01, 2019, 03:56:23 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!
 :thankyou: Win!
 :thankyou: Annie!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
great entry Mercia :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on October 01, 2019, 08:39:45 PM
Oh Wow Mercia, your painting is really wonderful
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on October 01, 2019, 09:21:58 PM
Really well done, Mercia! Good luck!!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on October 02, 2019, 09:40:32 PM
Entries for the monochrome challenge prize are now closed, please vote for the winner HERE (https://paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=15507.0)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on October 09, 2019, 07:44:56 PM
Well done to Mercia for winning the challenge prize. Here is her entry:

(just a minor fix)  Now we can see Mercia´s entry!   ^-^

The challenge now converts to a for fun challenge.

Please continue to post your challenge artworks below.

 :gl2:
 
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on October 09, 2019, 09:39:56 PM
Congratulations Mercia! Banner job  :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 09, 2019, 09:44:46 PM
The picture is much more clear now,  Nolan!Amazing job Mercia!Well deserved!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Trace on October 13, 2019, 10:05:43 AM
Congrats Mercia, such a great paninting, it's so life like... amazing  :clap: Tracey
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 13, 2019, 12:01:44 PM
Congratulations Mercia 👏
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 15, 2019, 10:20:04 PM
Again Im not sure if Im posting these in the correct place.
This is my still life in Monochrome, (for fun). It is done in an abstract sort of style.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on October 15, 2019, 10:24:26 PM
Beautiful  Win!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on October 16, 2019, 02:07:18 AM
Again, yap!   This is the place.

It is a very nice composition, as you said modern.  And the red flowers are a nice contrast to the black.

Well done   :clap: :clap: :clap:

So now that you have catch up... you need to join in the challenge #3 before the end of the month.   It is equally fun!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 16, 2019, 10:02:58 AM
Thanks again Zayn and Annie.
Annie that was my idea to play catch up. Before launching into the next challenge.  ;)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on October 16, 2019, 10:40:19 AM
Very good Win, that would have been a contender for the No 1 spot
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 16, 2019, 01:34:47 PM
 ::) thanks Bill
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on October 16, 2019, 02:15:00 PM
Wow, looks great Win.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on October 16, 2019, 07:21:52 PM
awesome, very creative :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Cath on October 16, 2019, 07:34:47 PM
 :clap: Really we’ll done, considering your limited resources, Win.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 16, 2019, 08:03:16 PM
Thankyou again MaryLou, Nolan and Cathy.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Gita on October 21, 2019, 02:39:13 PM
Lovely composition, Win!!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on October 21, 2019, 04:54:40 PM
 Thanks Gita
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 02:02:32 PM
Wow, I love what you all have done, such great  pieces of art!!!
Here is my little sketch that I did this morning, another catch-up and fun practice.

Again Karisma and black Micron 03.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on November 15, 2019, 02:33:07 PM
 :smitten: love the books by Nolan Clark 😁
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 02:49:48 PM
 :thankyou: Win, I just couln't resist :whistle: :2funny:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on November 15, 2019, 03:40:57 PM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 15, 2019, 04:02:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on November 15, 2019, 11:04:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on November 16, 2019, 04:05:25 AM
Riya  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 05:17:09 AM
 :thankyou: Bill and Annie, this was really fun to draw,  :2funny:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Cath on November 16, 2019, 01:38:27 PM
It is the fun part that I love, too, Riya.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 16, 2019, 02:43:38 PM
 :twothumbs:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on November 17, 2019, 07:23:41 PM
 :2funny: by Nolan Clark

great artwork -  I can see myself sitting on a comfy chair reading a book and eating the cupcake :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 17, 2019, 09:13:03 PM
Yeah, why not, you wrote them :2funny: :2funny: , so you deserve that cupcake :licklips:    :thankyou: so much Nolan for the very kind words on my little sketch. It was great fun, and I just couldn't resist,  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Mysti Vale on November 24, 2019, 12:19:09 PM
I really should have chosen more recognizable objects for this one as the first comment I got was, What is that?”  I keep these in my kitchen window sill.  It is four rocks done in monochrome: quartz, soapstone, river, and geode.  The rocks and the background were all drawn with the same pencil similar to sketching.  In the middle is a broken 1/2 piece of a megalodon shark’s tooth I found.

Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on November 24, 2019, 05:55:33 PM
very nice Mysti, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

You certainly do have an unusual pattern break O0

You are very lucky to pick up a piece of Megalodon tooth :heeha:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Bill76434 on November 24, 2019, 09:51:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: Mysti
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 09:49:32 AM
Great pattern breaker Mysti  :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Cath on November 25, 2019, 12:10:02 PM
Nice work, Mysti.  :)
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: njnjgirl on November 25, 2019, 02:04:39 PM
Good job Mysti :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Annie. on November 25, 2019, 02:16:14 PM
Nice selection Mysti!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You should see my collection of rocks and fossilized plants on my kitchen window... hum, dust collectors others would tell me.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: nolan on November 25, 2019, 06:16:41 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Win on November 25, 2019, 06:34:36 PM
 :2funny:
Nice selection Mysti!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You should see my collection of rocks and fossilized plants on my kitchen window... hum, dust collectors others would tell me.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: JayJ on November 26, 2019, 03:52:07 AM
Nice work Mysti!!!
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on November 29, 2019, 08:35:15 PM
Absolutely a great drawing Mysti,  :clap: :clap: . Stones ar not the easiest things to draw, but yours look great.
Your drawing makes me wat to draw some of my collection stones and minerals, stoned wood and other great things I have in my many baskets.
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on December 04, 2019, 08:41:25 PM
 :heeha: Love the books and cupcake Riya. Ahem... scoring points with the headmaster...  ^-^     >:D       Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Val on December 04, 2019, 08:46:46 PM
Good go Mysti!  So they really are rocks!        :oops:   Trust me... I was thinking rock cakes!!!  :2funny:   I was getting quite taken... especially the one with the currents in!!! I thought the 1/2 tooth was the paper bag they came in from the bakers!   :doh:   Aw well, you´ll just have to forgive me until I get my lookers working properly.  :whistle:         :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 2 Monochrome Artwork Challenge
Post by: Riya on December 06, 2019, 06:23:24 PM
 :wave: Val :1hug: . Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so happy to be back to creating again, even it is just something as small as this.
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