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Monthly Challenge => Monthly Challenge => Topic started by: nolan on March 16, 2011, 08:31:38 PM

Title: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2011, 08:31:38 PM
The challenge for March / April is to compose and draw / paint your own still life.
I have added a tutorial to the site which shows you exactly How to Compose a Still Life (http://paintbasket.com/studios/blog/2011/03/16/how-to-compose-a-still-life/)
You can also see my still life drawing there. O0

The challenge will run for March and April as I think one month was a bit short for most.

The person who has the best composed still life will win a mystery prize which, as Pat found out last time will be well worth your while  :heeha: :clap:

 :gl: and don't forget to tell all your friends about the challenge.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Kelley on March 17, 2011, 03:34:18 AM
Terrific! I look forward to this.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Val on March 18, 2011, 11:36:04 AM
Right....searching for a 'still' anchorage!
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: nolan on March 18, 2011, 09:19:37 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Lyndy on April 01, 2011, 02:50:10 PM
Hope this is not posting a second time. Having problems posting my comments  :-\
Here's my contribution to your challenge for this month.
I took your advice on using things from the kitchen, and setting them out in an L shape, only diffs is,
I had no pumpkins, so I researched a few photos of pumpkins and did the rest in my head.
Painting is done with water colours but unfortunately the quality of the paper was not the best, as it was all I had at the time.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2011, 08:12:55 PM
Lyndy, you have a very nicely composed still life here and well executed. The colours are nice and rich and well placed. What is really nice are the "fillers" you have used to fill up the empty space on the top right and not overdone.

The photo does not show up the grade of the paper.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Maggie on April 02, 2011, 02:01:49 AM
Lyndy, this painting is beautiful! I love the balanced composition, and the colour combination is rich, but still "light"! Well done!!  :clap:  :flowers:
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Val on April 02, 2011, 07:53:21 AM
Nicely done Lyndy.  O0 Pumpkins are very popular here in the caribbean, but they're green!
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Lyndy on April 02, 2011, 10:35:43 AM
Thank you all for the encouragement. It is much appreciated. We have pumpkins that are orange, white, green or even a slight shade of blue here in SA.  ;D
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: nolan on April 02, 2011, 09:25:48 PM
:heeha: Awesome job Lyndy :clap: You have set the bar high
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Smartie on April 13, 2012, 12:34:47 PM
Where can we post our entries for this challenge?  Is it still open?  I only see one posted on this topic wall, so it would be nice to know how to go about entering for the challenges.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Gloria on April 13, 2012, 01:35:55 PM
Lyndy can anyone beat you?  You have done a spectacular job. Somehow I missed this post about the challenge and only read it today. Dont know if I could come up with something before the deadline.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 01:56:30 PM
Lyndy, I love your painting!

Smartie & Gloria, if you look back, you'll notice that this thread and the challenge was started over a year ago,  on
March 16, 2011.

There are no current challenges.  We now have the videos and the replays.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Gloria on April 13, 2012, 02:01:57 PM
No wonder I didn't see it. Thanks Lillian for being on the ball. Otherwise I would be bursting my brains to do a challenge when there is none. I have to look back and see who won.
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: sapphirelynn on April 13, 2012, 02:37:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: nice job Lyndy, great subject matter.  You are moving along wonderfully in WC, way to go
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 13, 2012, 05:27:25 PM
Ooh! good timing with my boiled egg still life set up. I shall have to make sure I execute the painting sharp! (pun intended because, it's gonna be called 'The Executioner' after Dennis gave his take on the scene!
Good luck to everyone.
 :gl:
 :painting:
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Smartie on April 13, 2012, 06:56:44 PM
 :banghead:  :uglystupid2:  :'(  :'(  :'( Next time I'll check the dates...  Hurry up next challenge!!!  I'm waiting!
Thanks for the correction!
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Leana on April 13, 2012, 07:39:17 PM
 :heeha: I was getting worried there for a moment.  I also thought, how on earth  :crazy2: did I miss this discussion  :2funny: ...then  on reading further ...  :thankyou: Lillian... I realized the competition was last year  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Almost got my nickers in a twist for a moment  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: March / April Art Challenge - Composition
Post by: Val on May 06, 2012, 03:54:39 PM
 :eek: