Thursday, 29 September 2011

Indoor/Outdoor Challenge
Hosted by Taryn Day

'Indoor/Outdoor Challenge'

Welcome to the new Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Challenge Blog!

In anticipation of the coming cooler weather, the object of October's challenge is to paint a landscape as seen from the comfort of your studio or home, by looking through a window. Paint any view out a window but include at least part of the room interior, even if just the window frame.  Find a scene that appeals to you, remember to keep the distant scene muted to set it back in space, and keep it as simple and loose as you'd like. 

Rules of the Challenge:

1.  This monthly Challenge is for DPP members only,
but anyone is welcome and encouraged to make comments on the posts.

2.  Submit your Challenge entry just as you would a regular post - with
a picture of your entry and anything you would like to write about
your experience with this particular challenge.  You are welcome to
submit more than one entry.

3.  All entries must be posted no later than midnight October 31, 2011.

4. To get a larger, high-resolution version of the monthly Challenge photo, just click on
the photo in this post.

5. Please put only your name in the label section of your post - thanks! 
(Your name should appear exactly as it does on the DPP blog)

6.  Have fun!

Friday, 23 September 2011

"Garden Visitor" Acrylic by Charlotte Yealey

While painting this challenge, I just had to add the hummingbird because they always are around red flowers in my garden.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

September Challenge by Dianne Lorden

Mary Beth and Claire, thanks so much for your help in getting me properly signed up to the blog so I could post - I really appreciate your time! Here's my pastel, on one of those little sample-sized Ampersand boards. Wow! The organic nature of the petals was indeed challenging. Also, I found the background - busy, yet with a limited palette - to be tricky.

Monday, 12 September 2011

"Lily" By Debra Tritt Kreiger

Oil on canvas 6" x 6"

Here is my submission for the challenge. I thought I'd do some of the challenges in oils for practice. I also flipped the photo and cropped it for a more dramatic composition.
Very different from watercolors. I had to make myself really push the nice lights on the flower. It was fun.

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Friday, 9 September 2011

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'

'Garden Lilies'
Oil on Canvas Panel
 6 x 8

Day 89

Here is my submission for the first DPP Challenge! 

The scent of the lilies is the reason I plant them in my
garden - even more than their beauty.  I have planted
lilies of many types and colors, but am always
disappointed that they seem to revert back to
their native color.  This deep red-orange asian
lily is one of the few that has kept its original color
from year to year. Now if I could just figure
out how to make sure the other lilies would do the same...

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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Thursday, 8 September 2011

DPP Challenge for September 2011 by Mary Beth Brath

DPP Challenge for September 2011
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ATC - ACEO Mini Acrylic on Linen Canvas Paper
This painting is also number 3 in my personal 50 ATC - ACEO Daily Paintings in 50 Days Challenge.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Jefferson Lily by Linda Young

The Jefferson Lily, 7 x 10" Watercolor
Linda Young

While my husband was driving his race car around one of the Summit Point Race way track, I sat and painted this lily.  Usually, I'm the one checking the air in his tires, etc.; but he had plenty of extra help this weekend and didn't need my assistance.  Good for me! The night before this, I drew the main flower of the lily to be able to paint it at the races. 

Sitting under the canopy and with drivers and friends walking in and out to see what I was doing; I painted, conversed, walked the dogs, and returned to paint some more.  I used only a black and white photo copy of this painting because I didn't want to limit myself to the actual colors of the original photo;  I wanted to use imagination--still using reds in mine. 

This painting was done at the Jefferson Circuit of Summit Point Raceway.  Therefore, the painting just has to be tited "The Jefferson Lily".