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Title: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR OCTOBER 2017 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on October 01, 2017, 07:31:31 AM
   Bring anything to mind? Woohoohaha.... this month I'm looking for SPOOKY creations.
Get out those pencils and paintpots and start brewing up some fun!     Hurry...... All Hallows Eve is coming........   :eyesclosed:

Post your Mixed Media for October 2017 Challenge here.
 
1/ Post only one painting per person. Post only your finished painting. If you need help, post it in the encourager section.

2/  Thank you for your ongoing support of these challenges.

3/ Any mediums may be used. Must contain a minimum of 2 different mediums.
  If you are unsure, PM me directly.

4/ When posting your entry, please list types of media (w/c, oil, acrylic, w/c pencil, inktense, ink, pastel...) used. Much appreciated as it may help someone with less experience.     

5/HAVE FUN!!     :eyesclosed:

     
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Post by: scouserl41 on October 05, 2017, 06:52:05 AM
This is purely experimental and I haven't seen anyone recommending these 2 media - colored pencil and watercolors.
I started with Prismacolor pencils which didn't have the intensity I wanted for the background so in a fit of madness I broke out the watercolors and splashed them around the painting. I've no idea if it will last but it got the drama I was looking for.
Brian
(Oops I forgot to sign the original!!)
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 05, 2017, 10:20:59 AM
Spooky and effective!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 05, 2017, 02:02:09 PM
Franky is even more impressive in colour!  :eek:    Good job Brian.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on October 05, 2017, 06:03:02 PM
Awesome job!
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Post by: Happychappy on October 06, 2017, 01:42:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Brian, I agree, it is more spooky in colour and you have done a great job.   Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 09, 2017, 08:32:46 AM
Not a big fan of Halloween, so I did this small size to use for a card.

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Post by: Sherri on October 09, 2017, 12:31:05 PM
Love this. It will make a great card!  Sherri
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Post by: Happychappy on October 09, 2017, 03:32:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mary Lou, you have done a wonderful job.  Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on October 10, 2017, 02:09:07 AM
Thought I would have some fun tonight with a bit of left over Scratchboard and watercolour paint.
This is my scary entry. :devil2: 
Well now that this is done i will go back to watching the Socceroos playing against Syria. Haha
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Post by: TeresaM on October 10, 2017, 02:11:43 AM
MaryLou and Brain i think you entries are great. 
Australia does celebrate Halloween in most places, but mainly only the children going trick or treat during the daylight hours.
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Post by: EmmaLee on October 10, 2017, 03:02:51 AM
Good job MaryLou and Teresa. I love the all the scary entries.
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Post by: Val on October 10, 2017, 05:24:10 AM
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Post by: Happychappy on October 10, 2017, 03:58:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Teresa.   Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 12, 2017, 04:01:58 AM
Thank you Sherri, Patricia Teresa, Emma and Val..

I like your entry Teresa.  Fun stuff.
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Post by: Gita on October 12, 2017, 05:23:56 AM
I like all the entries till now. Each one is interesting!
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Post by: Maria Canino on October 17, 2017, 04:58:03 AM
 :clap: Mary Lou, good choice of subject, it evokes really scary feelings
 :clap: Teresa, finely rendered work, Ichabod Crane hiding behind the tree maybe?
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: Gita on October 20, 2017, 02:12:31 AM
This is my scary/spooky submission for the Oktober Challenge. Done with water colour with lines with pen and ink. Got some inspirations while going through some scary photos. I sure would not want to meet such a nun in real! 😱🎃
I put away the monster man. He was a bit too repulsive.

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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 20, 2017, 05:59:22 AM
Oh, spooky, Gita.  Love the grey tones.

Will try to make time to get one done before the end of the month.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on October 20, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
 :eek: Yikes.... that is too reminiscent of one of the nuns who taught at the Catholic school. Especially the boys didn't like her because she would check their fingernails and give them a rap on the knuckles if they weren't clean enough.  :run: My girlfriend Darlene used to have us howling with laughter with stories about her adventures growing up in a convent.

Well done Gita, thanks for bringing those memories back... and people thought I was nuts growing up!  :2funny:

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Post by: TeresaM on October 21, 2017, 03:21:22 AM
Wow Gita she's creepy. I too have memories of nuns at primary school. In grade 6 we had a nun named Sister Kevin we called her Pinocchio cause we said her nose grew as she tried to stick her nose into everyone's business
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 21, 2017, 04:06:20 AM
Gita, this is spooky!  But I was laughing at Val and Teresa's comments.  I am sure this will remind lots of folks about a nun they once knew!   :2funny:
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Post by: Gita on October 21, 2017, 11:04:33 AM
Wow Gita she's creepy. I too have memories of nuns at primary school. In grade 6 we had a nun named Sister Kevin we called her Pinocchio cause we said her nose grew as she tried to stick her nose into everyone's business

 :2funny:👻☠️👽 😬 Theresa and Val. This nun can be really get angry and punish even if there’s a tiniest reason to do so without blinking an eyelash.
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Post by: Happychappy on October 21, 2017, 05:10:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Gita.  Patricia
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Post by: Gita on October 21, 2017, 10:35:43 PM
Thank you Mea and Patricia1 I am curious to see yours! This is fun!😃
Did I tell you that this forum is such a lovely place for mental exchange!  :hug: Yesterday I was in a course for realistical painting in Berlin in an art school. I introduced Paint Basket to “Nancy”. Nancy is new to art. So hope Nancy decides to join us and learn from Dennis and Nolan.
BTW, I am thinking seriously of studying art in this art school (part time). Will reflect upon this till December and then enroll myself.
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Post by: Win on October 22, 2017, 05:30:46 AM
Brian... Franky looks great in colour, you sure did get a dramatic effect with the background  :eyesclosed:
Mary Lou... Great painting but Im not sure I would like to get that card in the post  :eek:
TeresaM... Love this media effect it sure captured the creepy feel :pullhair:
Gita....   Great painting.  Not the sort of Nun  I would like to encounter, she sure is meanlooking,  :run:

 :gl: Everyone
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 23, 2017, 11:15:23 AM
Brian, Mary Lou Gita and TeresaM

Great spookiness!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Gita on October 23, 2017, 12:31:34 PM
Thanks Mea and Win!
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Post by: Happychappy on October 23, 2017, 01:07:18 PM
Gita, how exciting that you are thinking of joining the art school.  If you can, go for it.  I would love to do something like that too.
I am still working on my submission.  I do a little on it every so often and then put it away where I can't see it for it freaks me out and I can't stand to look at it. 

Patricia
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Post by: Gita on October 24, 2017, 03:58:34 AM
I do a little on it every so often and then put it away where I can't see it for it freaks me out and I can't stand to look at it. 
Patricia
:2funny: :2funny: Patricia, I did mine  non-stop so that I was not hindered this time! My goodness, your´s seems to be really freaky! I´m completely curious now! :)

Yes, the art school exites me a lot since I shall have live interaction with experienced artists and also with fellow artists.This art school also provides support for exhibiting one´s paintings. The principal of the school saw my paintings on my website and she willing to take me as a student, something which is nothing to be taken as granted! Normally, a portfolio has to be presented for decision making. So, I was glad to have most of my paintings in my website to show spontaneously  for this purpose - this was somewhat like a digital portfolio :coolsmiley:. Thanks to Dennis and Nolan´s classes.
I am waiting till December to make a decision since I have to organise a lot regarding my time valencies.
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Post by: Val on October 24, 2017, 07:32:05 AM
 :heeha: Wow! I hope you can fit in the classes, what an honour for you to be offered a place in his classes.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 24, 2017, 07:37:07 AM
 :confused: What on earth are you creating Patricia?! My suspenders are ready to snap!  :eek: Thank goodness there is only another week left....I can't take the strain!  :faint:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 24, 2017, 04:00:48 PM
Val, my submission may not seem scary to some but since I am a scaredy cat, it repulses me.  In actual fact, I was even wondering whether it would be in good taste to submit the one.  I actually took my grandchildren to Niagara Falls Visitor's Entertainment Centre to get these pictures for me and yes, I didn't even take the photos myself, my grandchildren did!!! I stood and looked the other way while they snapped happily and quite unperturbed, so you can imagine what it does to me to paint or draw them.  I have a bit more work to do on both so hang on to your suspenders.  Patricia[size=78%]  [/size]
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Post by: Val on October 26, 2017, 02:12:16 AM
5 Days Left!  :painting: :painting: :painting:
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Post by: linley.plester on October 26, 2017, 06:48:39 PM
 :o :o :o :o :'(  Aaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  My hair is standing on end. Glad I'm not looking at these before going to bed!
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Post by: Val on October 27, 2017, 02:31:09 AM
BOOOO!!!     :pullhair:      :tooth:
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Post by: Straynative on October 27, 2017, 02:46:11 AM
Look! a boogeyman... :stress:

W/C and Gouache

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Post by: Happychappy on October 27, 2017, 05:19:01 AM
Trev, I am laughing my head off at your painting with the "boogeyman" ... I haven't used that term since my children were small as I always told them, if they were naughty' the boogeyman would come and get them. Now in Canada the young one's use the term "Monster" so it was heartwarming to hear old terminology which brought back lovely memories of my children growing up.  I didn't notice the "boogeyman" in your painting until you mentioned it.  Still a lovely painting Trev. I enjoy viewing your work tremendously.


Patricia
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Post by: Straynative on October 27, 2017, 06:42:02 AM
Haha Pat thats a classic tale! Yup that Boogeyman had its uses lol...thanks for your kind words!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 27, 2017, 07:19:13 AM
Trev,

Love the Boogeyman lurking in the shadows. 

There are so many great details in this painting.  Love the colors.

This is a quality piece.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Straynative on October 27, 2017, 09:10:58 AM
Thanks Mal,

I think i like yellow  :2funny:
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Post by: Win on October 27, 2017, 09:13:54 AM
Love the Boogeyman lurking in the shadows  hes a scary looking Dude.  Great painting Trev  :clap:  :gl:
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Post by: Straynative on October 27, 2017, 09:42:15 AM
Thanks Win!
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Post by: Maria Canino on October 28, 2017, 10:22:12 AM
 :clap: Spooktacular presentation Gita... your nun conjures horror recollections of my 6 years in a religious boarding school....
          Brrr.... and double Brr....


 :clap: Stray, your painting is so lovely that I almost missed your Boogeyman... Great on both counts, attractive and scary.


Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: Gita on October 28, 2017, 12:38:29 PM
Thank you Maria! Good that I have scared all PBs who went to religious schools! Haha.
Trev, great WC! You've done it so well with the lurking Boogyman. Nice contrasts.  O0
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Post by: TeresaM on October 28, 2017, 09:53:29 PM
Good painting, :clap: :clap: but until i read the comments of others i didn't see your bogeyman ha ha
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Post by: Val on October 29, 2017, 07:51:46 AM
2  More Days!   :eek:
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Post by: njnjgirl on October 30, 2017, 06:00:35 AM
Excellent Trev! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 30, 2017, 06:42:14 AM
This is my mixed media submission which was done on Canson watercolour 140 lb cold press paper with ink and watercolour.  Patricia


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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 30, 2017, 06:59:19 AM
Oh, so creative, Patricia. 

aloha

mea
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Post by: Straynative on October 30, 2017, 08:53:44 AM
Thanks Ladies! Pat he is a cool dude...love his quirky expression :P
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Post by: Happychappy on October 30, 2017, 10:03:11 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea and Trev.  I had to drive to Niagara Falls to get pictures of these repulsive dudes. Not my scene at all but thanks so much for your lovely comments.


Patricia
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Post by: Val on October 30, 2017, 10:31:07 AM
 :heeha: Love the jacket! He does look a bit creepy Patricia..... but with a smile like that he can't be all bad.  ;)   I'm starting to warm up to these guys!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 30, 2017, 10:43:51 AM
Val, Creepy is an understatement, they all gave me the heebie jeebies and I can't wait to throw them into the garbage can.  I haven't been sleeping well lately and I guess my imagination is too vivid. What makes it worse is that outside my bedroom window is a lovely huge plant and in the wind, it blows and in the night, the silhouette looks like someone moving at my window. Well, you know how that scares me???? Anyway, so pleased that you like them.


Patricia
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Post by: Maria Canino on October 30, 2017, 12:02:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Patricia,  I give you a "Repulsive x 3" for this one.  I was scared by your painting entry,  but your mixed media is totally unsettling. You certainly  grasped  the spirit of this month's challenge very well. EXCELLENT JOB AS USUAL.  :smitten:


 Maria   
 :painting:
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Post by: Win on October 30, 2017, 12:23:07 PM
Ooh the school master ringing in the dead... Creepy spooky. Well done Patricia  :clap:  :gl:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 30, 2017, 03:28:02 PM
 :thankyou:  once again Maria, I am sooooo pleased the scary stuff is almost over.


 :thankyou:  Win, I had a good laugh at "the school master ringing in the dead ... creepy spooky". 


Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on October 30, 2017, 11:32:02 PM
Patricia another scary painting! You must have read lots of scary books or watched some scary movies to come up with these characters   :pullhair:  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 31, 2017, 01:09:57 AM
LAST DAY!  [/b][/size](http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50345/1508252.GIF)    :run:
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Post by: Happychappy on October 31, 2017, 04:18:44 PM
No, Teresa, this kind of thing is not my scene.  I drove to the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre with my teenage grandchildren who took all the photographs of these repulsive dudes for me. Painting/drawing them spooked me no end. I am so pleased Halloween is now almost over!!!


Patricia
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Post by: Val on November 01, 2017, 02:23:31 AM
:thankyou: To all who participated.  :yippee:
Voting will be up shortly.  O0
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