Wednesday, 31 July 2013

August/September 2013 DPP Challenge
Hosted by Jane Albin

Solar, Summer, Sizzling Heat from the Sun

We have had one of the hottest Julys in a long time.  
My challenge to you is to create artwork 
using the heat and/or sunshine as your theme.

Maybe this.....

More like this...
Or this...

Or people sweltering in the sun.  Or should I 
say 'glistening' from the heat?
Good Luck.  I'll be posting my hot 
painting as soon as possible.

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 July 31, 2013.

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!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Let The Abstract Paintings Flow Thanks To The Daily Painters Of Pennsylvania Challenge Blog by Mary Beth Brath

 For The Love Of Color by Mary Beth Brath
5x5" Acrylic on Canvas Paper

Dream Big by Mary Beth Brath
5x5" Acrylic on Canvas Paper

Brush to canvas. That was the only plan. I know nothing about abstracts. While on vacation at our family cabin in Northwestern PA, I worked everyday on plein air landscapes. Near the end of the week, I stayed up until 2am playing with color...and thinking. As I finished a brush stroke, I would pause and let the next part come to me. The paintings "are what they are". Creative freedom.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Abstracted Landscape II - acrylic objective abstract palette knife painting of landscape on canvas by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Abstracted Landscape II
12" x 6"
Acrylic on canvas

I did start this abstract painting with a landscape in mind.  Beause an "object" is abstracted, and still can be seen, it is called an objective abstract, rather than a nonobjective abstract, where just color, texture and composition rule.  I used a palette knife to apply the paint, and wanted to abstract the color and keep it mainly to green and orange.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both abstract or representational, please visit my website and blogspot at: