Thursday, 31 May 2012

"When Life Hands You Lemons" Challenge
Hosted By Claire Beadon Carnell

"When Life Hands You Lemons"

The Challenge for this month...

At a time of year when lemons are prevalent, many will make
lemonade.  As an artist, what will you do with 
your lemons?  The photo above is only provided as an
inspiration...  You can paint a whole lemon.
wedges of lemon, a slice of a lemon - the 
creative possibilities are endless, and totally up to you!

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 June 30, 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!

Patricia A Griffin Mother Hen study 10''

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Daily Painters of Pennsylvania
May 2012 Challenge Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'A Mother's Love'
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8

I thought this picture really expressed a mother's love 
for her baby.  Thanks to Patricia Griffin for providing
such an inspiring project for this month's DPP Challenge!
Hope that everyone is having a very happy
Memorial Day weekend. Both my father and my
father-in-law were decorated WWII veterans, and I
have always been thankful for all of the people who
protect and serve our country so selflessly so that
we can live in freedom.

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
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Fathers can be mothers too by Linda Young

Fathers can be mothers too
6-1/2" x 7"
Watercolor 300# arches cp
by Linda Young
Every year a new clutch of Cardinal babies arrive in our pine tree; every year the father and mother yap at me to get off my patio because I'm in their space!  So, this time, I left my "perch" and ran upstairs to get on an even level with the baby and father Cardinal.  I watched from a place they didn't expect me to be and took the picture of daddy feeding his offspring which I have placed into a small painting.

Linda Young Watercolors
P O Box 941
Carlisle Pa. 17013