Sunday, 30 September 2012

Hosted by Sue Marrazzo

SIZE: 12" X 12"

This October, DPP will pay tribute to QUILTS. QUILTS are made with function as their first priority: aesthetic concerns are secondary. Still in quilt making there is a love of beauty and attention to design in each and every QUILT. QUILTS are more than blankets to warm sleeping bodies. The makers of QUILTS use quilting as a way to show their individual creative expression. Please take this challenge and express your LOVE of QUILTS in your choice of medium. Feel free to share your quilt memories, and stories too.

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, 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 should be created
after the Challenge has been posted.

7. Have fun!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

An Original Oil Painting by
Claire Beadon Carnell

Thanks so much to Pat Koscienski for hosting this month's DPP Challenge.  
You still have three days to submit any entry!

'I'll Have a Side Order of Fungus, Please''
Oil on Canvas
8 x 6

You never know where your inspiration will come from...
I was in the very long, and very slow line of cars at
the Wendy's Drive-In window in Carlisle waiting to
get some of their GF chili for lunch.  As I was getting closer to 
my goal, I saw something in the crotch of the tree that grows
right by the curve that gets you closer to where you
can place your order.  I had to do a double-take,  were those
some small alien ships hovering in the shelter of that tree?  No, it
was three delightful fungi that had attached themselves 
to the tree and were flourishing - must be the Wendy's chili!

I painted this for the DPP Challenge Blog, hosted this month by 
Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski.

October's Challenge will be hosted by Sue Marrazzo

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
Member of:

Backyard Mushrooms - impressionistic acrylic ACEO painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Backyard Mushrooms
2.5" x 3.5"

I found these mushrooms growing in the backyard and decided to paint them.   I have been trying to post this for several weeks.  However, everytime I tried to insert the photo it was posted in the vertical position.  I finally edited the photo and rotated it to the vertical position and when I posted it, it posted in the horizontal.  If anyone else has had this problem and knows the solution, please let me know.  This obviously worked, but is very time consuming.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.  If you wish to see more of my paintings, please visit my website and blogspot at:

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Fungus Among Us by Daily Painter of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Brath

Fungus Among Us
6x12" Acrylic Alla Prima

Well...Claire put out a reminder about this month's challenge and I took the bait. I may decide to touch this up...or leave it alone...not sure yet.

I searched around my yard to paint the mushrooms plein air but could not find any today. So I went way back to photos I took in 2008 while at our family cabin in Northwestern PA.  Thank you Pat for hosting the challenge.  I have always wanted to paint mushrooms and this made me focus on the subject.