Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Dad's village by Dianne Lorden

Merry Christmas, everyone, and a Happy New Year! The challenge this time was simply to find the time to create an entry during December. I finally sat down the afternoon of Christmas Eve and created this little vignette from small wooden houses that my father built and hand-painted years ago. They're sitting on my breakfront; I love to get them out every year and hold something that I know he also held and crafted with his own hands.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

2011 Chickadee Ornament by Debra Tritt Kreiger

Here is the 2011 Christmas ornament I painted. I started a bird series. This is the third in the series. All are numbered(Limited Edition), signed and dated. This year I hand painted 100. I'm always looking for suggestions for next years bird. So far I've painted a cardinal, bluebird, and chickadee. Merry Christmas, and God Bless!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Christmas Card by Linda Young

copyright Linda Young
Title:  All the angels sang
Arches 300# CP WC Paper
Christmas card

Christmas is choirs of angels singing to the newborn King as the star in the East points the way to the manger.
Glory to God in the highest and on Earth, Peace and Goodwill to ALL people.

Traditionally, people are going about their business this night; getting ready for bed...putting presents underneath the tree and setting out cocoa and cookies for Santa.  A child looks out the window for the bearded fellow in a red suit.  Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas and think only of the gifts we did or didn't manage to get for someone?  Let us remember the reason for this season people are getting that last minute "shopping" benefit regardless of their faith. 

It is a tiny baby, born in a manger to a virgin a very long time ago and He who lives in our hearts today.

Monday, 12 December 2011

"Reindeer" Contemporary Painting By Donna Holdsworth

This painting is done on 8x10 textured canvas panel.  Painted with acrylics. It is my version of a metal reindeer ornament my sister gave me last Christmas.  I liked him so much that he got to stay out all year!  Details via my BLOG: Donna Holdsworth Contemporary Art.  Thank you!

Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Bean Bag Santa'
Oil   4 x 4

I have been collecting Santas for years, and this little
red and black plaid bean bag santa is not only one of
the first I ever acquired, but it is also one of my favorites.
I am rather fond of that 'poof' ball of a beard!

He's rather small, and each year I like to hide
him Christmas Eve for the kids to find on Christmas Day. 
Now my grandchildren search for him!

If you would like to see more of my work,
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

Thursday, 1 December 2011

MARCH 2012
"The Black and White Challenge


Welcome to the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Challenge Blog!

One of the best ways to learn about value is to paint
with black and white. By taking color out of the equation, the
ability to see shifts in value in an object (or objects) can
become easier.

The subject matter of your painting is totally up to you, or
you can use this photograph of an egg.

 Create your piece using any medium you want to use, but
 you can only use black and white.  You can use a premixed
black, or you can create your own chromatic black.  
My favorite mixture for chromatic black is ultramarine 
blue deep, cadmium red deep and a smidge of viridian green.  
(to check that your on the right path when you're
mixing this up, just mix a little bit of white into a little bit
of your mixture)

Good luck, and Happy Painting!

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 March 31, 2012.

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.  Please follow the spirit of this challenge - all submissions must be created
after the Challenge has been posted.

7. Have fun!