Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shirley Bond


Shirley Bond
acrylic on canvas
9"x 12"

Debbie Later

Debbie Later
Watercolor and watercolor pencil
140 lb paper
5"x 6"

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jean-Michel Gruet

Jean-Michel Gruet
Aquarelle 24x36 200 gr.
jmigruet.blogspot.fr
www.facebook.com/jmigruet

Penny Lee StewArt

Title - Serbia Landscape
Artist - Penny Stewart
Medium & Support - Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper
Size - 9 x 12 inches

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Campagne Serbe by Valérie M.

• Title: Campagne Serbe
• Artist: Valérie M.
• Size: 30x40cm
• Medium & Support: Watercolor on mix media paper
• Artists Gallery on Flickr : www.flickr.com/valeriemafrica

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge 69 - Rolling Countryside






Thank you very much for your lovely paintings and drawings for our previous challenge.
Many panting and drawing demonstrate long working hours and true dedication for excellence, so common among all PADT artists.

I am sure our visitors had a great pleasure enjoying a wonderful display of your original and creative art.

About the composition

Our challenge this time is a small village in Serbia, surrounded by vast countryside and huge, mature rolling  hills. I certainly cannot be objective, when I say that this is the most beautiful place in the entire world. I was born there. And I did spend the most entertaining years of my childhood climbing tall trees and driving my grandma crazy hiding among the branches 20 miters above the ground.

It did have its own advantages. At such height I was able to clearly see my parents coming home much in advance, and promptly get down to the ground before they enter the gate, pretending that I have always been on a solid ground. I was only 5.

The true reason I chose this picture is that it shows a very nice display of aerial prospective. From the closest fields bathing in golden yellow-green fields to the most far away mountains vanishing into much lighter blue and purple tones. Please try to portray this slow gradation from warm a darker close by areas to the much lighter and bluer far away areas.

Please send your drawings and paintings before Aug 27, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on Aug 28.

Happy painting and drawing!
Lela

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Angelique de Vries

Louise Primeau - Miss Daisy


Artist:  Louise Primeau
Size: 9 X 12 inches
Medium and support:  Acrylics (cat) and Intense pencils (background) in Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal
Artist Blog: Louise’s ARTiculations
Artist Website: louiseprimeau.com
Painting Technique:  Whimsical realism

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jenni Twidle

Jenni Twidle
Pastel, on Pastelmat

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Marie-Christine Lalange

Watercolor on Canson Montval paper (18 x 25 cm)

Marie-Christine Lalange
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cora

    Artist: Cora
    Size: 15 x 21 cm
    Medium and support: Watercolor and arches paper
    Artist blog: coramendozapaints.blogspot.com
    Painting technique: Combination of wet and wet, and dry and wet

"Cat" - Látó Eva / Hungary

Address: Cat
Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
Size: 24x32 cm
Medium & Support:drawing paper, watercolor, felt. /mixed/
Painting Technique: watercolor

Shirley Bond


Artist Shirley Bond 
watercolor 
12"x9"

"The Cat" - Solange T.

Size: 9” x 12”
Medium: Pastel
On: Canson Mi-Teintes Paper
Title: The Cat
Artist: Solange T.

Valérie M. - "Maman chatte"

• Title: Maman chatte
• Artist: Valérie M.
• Size: 21x29,7cm
• Medium & Support: Watercolor on Montval paper
• Artists Gallery on Flickr : www.flickr.com/valeriemafrica

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Chatte sur granit" - Patricia Wischlen

Titre: "Chatte sur granit"
Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
Taille: 30 x 40 cm
Médium et support: acrylique sur papier

Béronel

·
 Artist:                              Béronel
·   Size:                                 A3
·   Medium & Support:     Papier
·   Artist Blog:                     beronel.blogspot.com
·   Painting Technique :    Crayons feutres

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Marie-Christine Lalange


Watercolor on Arches paper 140 lbs fine grain (12 “ x 99”)


Marie-Christine Lalange

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Debbie Later

Cat Quick Sketch

4x6 in on Canson paper
Paper Mate black pen and water brush

Antonio Romero Santana

Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
Size:     30 x 40 cm.   
Medium & Support:     Grafito sobre papel

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Challenge 68 - Cat


Warm greetings to all PADT artists.
I would like to sincerely thank you for your overwhelming response to the previous challenge, which clearly showed that there are many animal lovers out there (no surprise). This inspired our new challenge. This time of a beautiful cat.

About the composition

She is a very friendly  young mom with small, adorable kittens. And did not mind posing for me, especially after I shared my lunch (baked chicken) with her.

What spoke to me in this reference was almost absence of any color. This reminded me of how important are value studies in our artistic journey, and how surprising it is to accept that we as artists can mold any form very convincingly without any color. Just by using gray scale values, from pure white to the darkest black.

You might feel like doing a pencil drawing in the tones of gray, or painting in color enhancing the composition with more color and variety. Let your artistic muse guide your inspiration and creativity.

Please send your drawings and paintings before July 02, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on July 03.

Thank you for participating and Happy Painting,
Lela

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ALB

Details for challenge 67
Artist : ALB
Size : 24 x 30 cm
Medium and support : pastels and pastel pencils on light yellow Pastelmat Canson.

Lela Stankovic - Challenge 68

Artist: Lela Stankovic
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size 12``x16``
Web: www.lelacreations.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shirley Bond - "German Shepherd"

German Shepherd  
9"x12"
watercolor.
Artist: Shirley Bond

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Antonio Romero Santana

Artist:      Antonio Romero Santana
Size:     30 x 40 cm.   
Medium & Support:     Acrílico sobre papel

Monday, May 1, 2017

Angelique de Vries- Shepherd dog



Name of the drawing: Shepherd dog
Artist:  Angelique de Vries
Size: A4
Medium and support: Uni pin fineliner 0,05 on Bristol Drawing Board
Artist blog:  www.tekeningenvanangelique.blogspot.nl

Rin Tin Tin - Marie-Christine Lalange


Marie-Christine Lalange
Watercolor on sketching paper 180 gr/m2, 21 x 29,7 cm (A4 size)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nelvia McGrath

Artist:  Nelvia McGrath
Size”   8”x9”
Medium/Support:  Pastel/Paper
Artist Website:  nelviasart.com
Painting Technique:  The background in this piece is very impressionistic, it is one of the things that attracted me to the piece along with the beauty of the dog.  However, I downplayed it so the dog is definitely the star.  The dog itself is done with pastel pencils on sand Ingres paper.  This is a method used by Colin Bradley and I am currently studying and working through his projects.  While we had a Shepherd when I was younger I have never drawn one.  This dog is such a wonderful example of the breed and a stunning model.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sylvia Young - "Sit !"

Title "Sit!"
Pastel
sylsarttrials.blogspot.com

Isabella Kramer - "ZELLY - CHILDHOOD'S COMPANION"

ZELLY - CHILDHOOD'S COMPANION 
SIZE: 22 in. x 15 in. - 56 x 38 cm (half sheet)
PAPER: BOCKINGFORD ROUGH 300 g/m²
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Solange T.

Title: Beautiful German Shepherd
Medium: Pastel
On: Canson mi-teintes
Size: 9” x 12”
by: Solange T.

Cora

Artist: Cora
Size: 15x21 cm
Medium: Watercolor


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Patricia Wischlen - "Rintintin"

Titre:"Rintintin"
Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
Taille: 30 x 40 cm
Médium et support:Acrylique sur papier

Látó Eva / Hungary - "Shepherd dog"

Address: Shepherd dog
Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
Size: 24x32 cm
Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm paper
Painting Technique: watercolor

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Larry.t

watercolor paper Fontenoy 24x32, wet process on dry paper in layers

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Béronel

  • Artist:                              Béronel
  • Size:                                 A3
  • Medium & Support:     Papier
  • Artist Blog:                     beronel.blogspot.com
  • Painting Technique :    Crayons feutres

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Valérie M. - "Berger Allemand"


Title: "Berger Allemand"
• Artist: Valérie M.
• Size: 30x40cm
• Medium & Support: Watercolor on mix media paper
• Artists Gallery on Flickr : www.flickr.com/valeriemafrica

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Challenge 67 - Shepherd Dog


 Scrolling through paintings from the last challenge made me feel as if I am visiting some well know museum where every style embraced by well known artists through centuries was present. It felt great knowing that there is so much talent and potential out there we as artists are blessed with, and it is our gift and fortune to express it and share with the world around us. Thank you for this special privilege of enjoying your art.

About the composition


There is something very magical in the way colors are distributed around in this photo reference.
If I think what would that be, the very first observation coming to my mind is a play of two complementary colors,  cold blue-purple on one side and warm yellow-orange on the opposite side.

The dog has blue-purple nose, below the eyes, some fur areas on the left side, while the rest of it is yellow-orange.  Interestingly, background has the same colors just arranged in such way that cold blue-purple is always next to warm yellow orange. Simply there is no area where background is yellow orange and foreground is yellow orange. There is always a passage of blue-purple in between.

It would be interesting if you try to emphasize this play of colors and adjust color values and intensity to communicate darker, more pronounced dog in the foreground, and relatively dark closest background vanishing into pale, hazy blue and gold in the far away background.

Please send your paintings before May 14, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on May 15.


Thank you for participating and Happy Painting,
Lela

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ALB


Artist : ALB
Size : 30 x 23 cm
Medium and support : watercolour and watercolor pencils on paper 300g

Terri Einer

Terri Einer
12X24, acrylic on canvas
New website: www.terrieiner.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Shweta Nayak - "Happy Holi"

Happy Holi
Medium: acrylic
Size: 14*18

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shirley Bond

Bouquet of Flowers
 9" x 12". watercolor
Shirley Bond

Béronel

  • Artist: Béronel
  • Size: A3
  • Medium & Support: Papier
  • Artist Blog: beronel.blogspot.com
  • Painting Technique : Feutres

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sylvia Young - "Flowers from the Garden"



Sylvia Young
Oil
sylsarttrials.blogspot.com

Antonia Gómez Sousa

Pedro Martin

  • Artist:                          Pedro Martin
  • Size:                              30 x 40 cm
  • Medium & Support:  watercolor / 200 gm paper
  • Artist Blog: 
  • Artist Website:
  • Painting Technique : Watercolor

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"Bouquet ensoleillé " - Patricia Wischlen

Titre: "Bouquet ensoleillé "
Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
Médium et  support: Acrylique sur papier
Taille: 21 x 29,7 cm

Monday, February 13, 2017

Marie-Christine Lalange

Watercolour on wood cellulose studio paper 140 lbs (24 x 32 cm) (9 ½” x 12 ½”)
Wet on dry

Marie-Christine Lalange
http://aquarelleenbrenne.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Elisabeth Bourraindeloup - "Bouquet jaune sur un miroir"


Title : "Bouquet jaune sur un miroir"
Artiste : Elisabeth Bourraindeloup
Medium : Huile sur papier, Oil on paper 38 x 46 cm

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mercedes Ares ( Argentina) - "Florero"

"Florero"
Acuarela Canson Montval 24 x 32
Mercedes Ares    ( Argentina)