Sunday, April 16, 2017


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

Saturday, April 15, 2017


  • Artist:                              Béronel
  • Size:                                 A3
  • Medium & Support:     Papier
  • Artist Blog:           
  • 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 :

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,

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Terri Einer

Terri Einer
12X24, acrylic on canvas
New website:

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


  • Artist: Béronel
  • Size: A3
  • Medium & Support: Papier
  • Artist Blog:
  • Painting Technique : Feutres

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sylvia Young - "Flowers from the Garden"

Sylvia Young

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

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"

Acuarela Canson Montval 24 x 32
Mercedes Ares    ( Argentina)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Látó Eva / Hungary - "Flowers in a Vase"

Address: Flowers in a Vase
Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
Size: 24x232 cm
Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm paper
Painting Technique: watercolor

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jean-Michel Gruet

Jean-Michel Gruet

 Aquarelle 36x48 200 gr.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valérie M. - "Bouquet Jaune"

• Title: "Bouquet Jaune"
• Artist: Valérie M.
• Size: 30x40cm
• Medium & Support: Watercolor on mix media paper
• Artists Gallery on Flickr :

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Challenge 66 - Bouquet of Flowers

This is our first challenge in the New Year. And as we look back at 2016 it is very heartwarming to scroll through all posts and admire the art we all created together. Without all of you this blog would have not existed and in the name of all PADT artists and our visitors I would like to Thank You and express my sincere gratitude and appreciation.

I feel honored to share passion for creating art with all of you, and even though time sometimes can get in the way, I have great plans for our PADT blog and our artist community in 2017. For now let's keep it a secret ☺.

About the composition

-Light. Although having a single source of light makes identifying shadows easier, this wasn't a case in this photo reference. Our subject was lit by multiple light bulbs from the front. That slightly complicates the process of identifying shadows and making sure they are consistent. Hence, if you feel a need, feel free to eliminate any unwanted shadows and introduce new to communicate desired atmosphere.
- Focal point. The white of the vase is very pronounced and if painted as it is in the photo, it would overpower the whole composition. Please tone down the vase so that the focus is not on it. Instead, emphasize one of the flowers, for example top yellow on the right side is a good candidate.
- Background. It is a solid black which creates a feeling of solid wall behind. In fact it was a glass wall and a dark night outside. Instead, it would be more engaging and artistically interesting if you create something interesting behind the flowers. Either transition of the color from dark to light around, or non-intrusive barely recognizable shapes such as window, curtains, etc.
-Size. It is of course your choice how big the painting you would like to paint would be. If  you choose to paint the whole composition, from my experience size 16"x20" looks like a good choice.
- Full or portion of the composition. Feel free to paint a portion of full composition. The more brush miles we all make the better our art will become.

Please send your paintings before Mar 12, 2016. The next challenge will be posted on March 13.

Happy Painting!

Sylvia Young - "Room for one more"

Sylvia Young
"Room for one more"
Oil -

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shirley Bond - "Narcissus in Vase"

Artist Shirley Bond       
"Narcissus in Vase"
12" x 8"

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mercedes Ares (Argentina) - "Narcisos"

Acuarela 24 x 32
Mercedes Ares (Argentina)

Friday, January 20, 2017

“Simply daffodils” - Marie-Christine Lalange

“Simply daffodils” 
Watercolor on paper Canson Montval (18 x 25 cm)

With my best wishes for 2017 

Marie-Christine Lalange

"Narcisses" - Valérie M.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Solange Turcotte

Solange Turcotte

Size: 9” x 12”
Medium and support: Colored pencils on Strathmore Tone Gray Sketch Paper
Other email address:

Látó Eva / Hungary - Spring daffodils quotes

Title: Spring daffodils quotes
Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
Size: 21x28 cm
Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm paper
Painting Technique: watercolor

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Helen Eaton