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Title: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2011, 12:52:02 PM
This month the challenge is to take a photo of the best sunset you can find in the first two weeks, post it here, everybody can then choose their favourite favourite and paint it in the next two weeks.

It will be great to see the different styles and interpretations.

You can paint in any medium and style you like.

We will then vote for a winner and the winner will get a free tutorial DVD!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on January 04, 2011, 07:31:36 PM
I like it!   :gl: all
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Val on January 04, 2011, 08:16:42 PM
 :clap:  :painting: This should be great fun and hopefully learn from seeing a lot of different interpretations!  :clap: Fantstic!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 04, 2011, 08:38:11 PM
 :clap: Wonderful idea. I'm in! Will check the sunsets, camera in hand!
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2011, 09:30:16 PM
it's been cloudy here every night since we announced the challenge :doh: , but today looks good, so hopefully tonight i can snap a good sunset  O0 anybody else have any luck so far?
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 08, 2011, 12:04:46 AM
We don't experience the most dramatic sunsets, but have had a couple of "colorful" ones.. will download (the couple I took) from the camera and upload over the weekend... (IF they are suitable at all)
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2011, 01:59:23 AM
Cool Kaaskrul O0
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on January 08, 2011, 02:08:06 AM
Well, I'll start.  Here are a few I managed to find on my PC I took during the past year.  I'll submit four more in a moment.
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on January 08, 2011, 02:10:01 AM
Here are four more.
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 08, 2011, 03:49:19 AM
 O0 Stunning pics Kelley

I am no photographer, but here is mine, taken last night and last week. Pics taken from our deck (Wellington, New Zealand)
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 08, 2011, 03:52:14 AM
...... and a couple more
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on January 08, 2011, 04:48:43 AM
Beautifully captured sunsets in all, but I like picture 13 best because it has interesting feathered foliage in the foreground. O0  Try experimenting with other silhouetted objects.   Good work kaaskrul :clap:
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Val on January 08, 2011, 10:08:45 AM
 :( Nolan and I must be getting the same weather! Ever since the announcement the wind has been blowing stink, and the cloud cover has been very heavy. Very squally again.  :'(  I do have some brilliant sunsets taken previously, if it is permissible I'll upload them...BUT...the month isn't over yet! ;D
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 08, 2011, 11:14:38 AM
Yeah, again, just as sunset approaches tonight after an awesome day, the clouds come rolling in. I'm gonna wait a day or two to see if I can capture a good one.

Great sunsets Kelley and Kaaskrul :clap: I can see it's gonna be a challenge just choosing which one to paint  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Val on January 08, 2011, 02:45:57 PM
 :goofy: Another rain squall!  :D We've had so many rainbows lately I stopped taking pictures of them!  :(  Might be another challenge for the future. Time for a cup of tea  :coffee:  O0
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:04:09 PM
A few sunsets from the years..
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:05:52 PM
...would like to do this sometime
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:07:21 PM
Most all were taken while fishing. I fish alot.
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:08:39 PM
Me fishing in the surf
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:10:06 PM
Another fishing photo
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:11:20 PM
Walkway
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:12:45 PM
Sunrise
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:13:50 PM
Sunrise
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: patindaytona on January 10, 2011, 05:14:56 PM
Sunrise
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Val on January 11, 2011, 11:45:04 AM
Net is too slow to open the pictures today, but they look beautiful.  :)
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2011, 07:33:55 PM
gonna have a tough time choosing... :surrender:
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 11, 2011, 08:27:19 PM
  :-\ I have thought the same.. was just thinking this morning, if it has to be completed by the end of the month, we'd have to get a move on.. Work starts next week for me, and then it's back to 3 hours/week of art 4 me...  :'(
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2011, 08:44:19 PM
We will choose 3 top ones on friday and we all can vote on the top sunset this weekend so everybody can start painting on Monday.

Just remember that you can paint any one of the sunsets posted here and don't have to paint the top voted one, so if you already have a favourite, you can start so long O0
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on January 11, 2011, 08:58:01 PM
 O0 no worries! I'll wait..
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on March 09, 2011, 05:43:42 PM
Nolan, will there be another challenge? Perhaps quarterly since not too many members replied.
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on March 09, 2011, 06:32:25 PM
Everybody did seem to enjoy the challenge, so let's hear some suggestions for a new one.....
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on March 11, 2011, 07:20:53 AM
some or other still life?
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2011, 08:55:54 PM
k, i'll work us up something in the line of a still life and post it - this should be fun O0
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Maggie on March 12, 2011, 12:47:37 AM
 O0


Cool! I'm sure I'll finish my current painting on Tuesday! It will be good to know what I'll start up next...
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Kelley on March 12, 2011, 02:24:29 AM
Excellent suggestion Maggie.  I was just asking some local photographer friends for some still life shots to practice, but this will motivate me even more.
Title: Re: Jan 2011 - Painting Sunsets
Post by: Val on March 18, 2011, 11:11:30 AM
Even though I'm a bit behind, if the boat holds still...I'm game!!
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