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Title: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 01, 2018, 03:19:44 PM
(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/give_up.gif)   MARCH IS A SPECIAL CHALLENGE MONTH!!!    (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/give_up.gif)

Please check the guidelines for each challenge as they may differ slightly
This month is abstract month!  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/eek.gif) Don't Panic !  I promise it will be fun, and you'll have a few options to play with.   (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/goofy.gif)      (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/pullhair.gif)      (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/azn.gif)

1/  The photo can be rotated left, right, upside down, right side up, or flipped! Whatever takes your fancy.

1A/ Pick your colour if this one doesn't take your fancy.

1B[/b]/ You will need to add an abstract/semi-abstract center piece to your painting. The photo is your background.

2/  As usual, any and all materials may be incorporated into your painting. Go CRAZY!!!
3/  Post only your finished painting. If you require any help/advice please contact your nearest mental health center.  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/just_kidding.gif) Kidding!
     Please post it in the medium appropriate Encourager Section where members can help you out.  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/smiley6600.gif)

4/  Have Fun!!!  Now Let's Go Paint!   (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/painting.gif)     (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/yippee.gif)

 
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Cath on March 01, 2018, 08:18:04 PM
 :-\   :strong: No mean task, but it is going to be a very interesting challenge.
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 01, 2018, 10:23:48 PM
I can't wait to see what gets 'stuck' in the middle!  :heeha:
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 04, 2018, 07:22:51 PM
 :confused: Is the background to remain monochromatic?  Can I use more than one color for the center piece?
Thanks Val,
Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 04, 2018, 07:30:31 PM
The background should be kept monochromatic, but colour doesn't matter. You can put whatever you like in the center, any colour, any size as long as there is still some background retained.  O0
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 04, 2018, 09:58:37 PM
 :thankyou: Val for your quick response
Maria
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: TeresaM on March 10, 2018, 12:12:27 PM
Sorry everyone had to remove as not abstract. :D  :2funny:  Will do it again and add an abstract cat instead  ::)
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Post by: Happychappy on March 10, 2018, 12:17:42 PM
Beautifully done Teresa.   Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 10, 2018, 01:00:06 PM
I thought this was a photo....beautiful job! :smitten: (although I just realized this was supposed to be abstract or semi abstract)...
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 10, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
TeresaM

Beautiful work - such great detail. 

Gotta love those eyes.

I'll pretend it's abstract.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: TeresaM on March 10, 2018, 08:44:56 PM
Thank you everyone.
Oh no MaryLou you are right. I was so fixated on the carpet being the background that when I drew my cat I thought why not just add some carpet and enter the challenge.
 I have deleted it and moved it to mixed media section.
Sorry
Teresa
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 10, 2018, 09:57:48 PM
Aww gee Teresa, well, excellent work anyway! The cat looks so real. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on March 11, 2018, 10:07:29 AM
Ok here we are again.  :blush:
I  reused my 1st painting and replaced real cat with an abstract cat. Inspired by artist Heather Galler.
Items used were permanent black ink pen and acrylics on cat.  Watercolour for carpet. I used various shades of Paynes grey.

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Post by: njnjgirl on March 11, 2018, 11:55:18 AM
I love this...so colorful, clever.... O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 11, 2018, 05:07:41 PM
Great save, TeresaM.    So clever of you.  Love your resourcefulness.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on March 11, 2018, 08:34:01 PM
 :thankyou: MaryLou and Mea
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Bill76434 on March 11, 2018, 09:56:54 PM
Looks good Teresa.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 11, 2018, 11:55:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Teresa.  Unknowingly, you saved me a heck of a lot of trouble for I too, had in mind to feature an animal on the carpet and when I saw that your first submission was not considered "abstract" I had to shelve that idea. So thank you. Anyway, as I said, you have done a very good job of making your cat so "abstract".  Good thinking.


Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on March 12, 2018, 03:00:22 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Bill.

TeresaM
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Bill76434 on March 13, 2018, 12:16:17 AM
My submission to the challenge. Water colour background and Acrylic center.

Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2018, 12:25:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent Bill, a little scary with the eye looking through but well done.   Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on March 13, 2018, 12:40:02 AM
Wow Bill this is funny  :2funny: and creepy all at the same time. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 13, 2018, 04:02:16 AM
Eye see you, too, Bill!

Hee Hee, cute idea.

aloha

mea
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 13, 2018, 10:45:20 PM
Funny, good idea!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 14, 2018, 07:09:36 PM
 :heeha:   This are both brilliant!!!!  :yippee:     Can't wait to see some more!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on March 18, 2018, 08:46:08 AM
Teresa, I simply love the way you’ve done this cat and carpet combination.
Bill, the eye in the carpet is an interesting ( slightly creepy) combination.
Both are well done!
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on March 20, 2018, 06:17:36 PM
Here is my submission for the challenge.  This is on arches watercolor paper.  It is done in watercolor, black micron pen, orange sharpies. 

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2018, 07:19:46 PM
Mary Lou,

It's bright and cheery!!! Great submission.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on March 21, 2018, 01:48:30 AM
I agree with Mea nice submission, looking forward to seeing more 
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Post by: Bill76434 on March 21, 2018, 01:50:15 AM
Very Nice, you made me smile  :)
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on March 21, 2018, 10:32:34 AM
Thank you Mea, Theresa and Bill. 
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 21, 2018, 10:47:16 AM
 :heeha:      :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Cath on March 21, 2018, 10:15:45 PM
What a lovely warming submission, Mary Lou !  :clap: :clap:
(So tired of the cold weather here! )
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Post by: Happychappy on March 21, 2018, 11:23:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely submission MaryLou.   Patricia
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on March 22, 2018, 11:37:51 AM
Thank you Val, Cathy and Patricia.  I agree Cathy, looking out my window now at about 4 inches of snow.  But the trees are heavy with it and it looks so beautiful but Spring can begin already!
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on March 22, 2018, 12:20:33 PM
Spring has arrived here on the Rio! I saw the first Spider Lily in full bloom today, the Mimosa trees are out in bloom. The Orchids will begin blooming in the next couple of months. Such an abundance of beautiful flowers, trees and plants growing wild here all year round. Hibiscus, Birds of Paradise, Ginger, Lilies .....    :cloud9:
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 22, 2018, 03:31:02 PM
 :clap: TeresaM, I  :smitten: your cat, your choice of colors is very pleasing.
 :clap: Bill, Your background rendition is next to incredible.  I stared at your center piece for a bit, it gave me  "the creeps" in a friendly way.
 :clap: Mary Lou, Not an easy task completing the mind blowing work on the background.  I admire your depiction of a whimsy sun.
Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: njnjgirl on March 23, 2018, 12:35:33 PM
Val, I am so jealous of your beautiful spring blooms!....patiently waiting here for my favorite,  Rhododendron,  to bloom.  I cut it back last year and hope it does okay. 

Thank you Maria, yes the background was tedious and eye crossing. :crazy2:
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 03:02:42 PM

This is my second attempt at finishing this month's Challenge.
Watercolor crayons, graphite pencil, gouache, Uni-Ball UM Signo pen, rubber-tip brushes for burnishing the background.
Watercolor cold pressed 140 lb paper.


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Post by: Happychappy on March 26, 2018, 04:52:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Maria, a lovely bright mixed media submission.    Patricia
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 04:55:54 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia... I forgot to add to my list: a black Sharpie for the background grid
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 26, 2018, 05:00:57 PM
Maria,

Lovely bright abstract to liven up the background.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 05:13:58 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. Also, a little note for my PB beginner buddies: I used tape  to keep my centerpiece  colors from bleeding into the background.
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: Val on March 26, 2018, 06:29:59 PM
 :heeha: Great job Maria, I can see a village along a shoreline. Love how the 3D shadow lifts it up from the background.  O0 Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 08:31:57 PM
 :thankyou: Val, your comment is precisely the response I hoped for when I created my abstract centerpiece.
Being somewhat a newbie when it comes to non-reality style painting, I did a little research to investigate exactly what an abstract is.   It seems that an abstract painting will allow the individual a very personal interpretation of the subject.  Voila! You see a little town by the water…. I wonder what others will see. (Maybe young knights slaying multiple-headed dragons?)

Your Monthly Challenge project has opened new worlds for me Val; I am not contented staying within my comfort zone anymore… I now take adventurous byways, no longer afraid to try something new. Just being a member of this group makes me a winner every time.
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 26, 2018, 10:09:14 PM
Maria, I love this.  I see a painting someone has tossed in the water and the bottom of the water is rocky....Love how the little painting floats,excellent work. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 10:27:02 PM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou, your imagination is awesome, now that u mention it, I too see something in the water.
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 26, 2018, 10:59:16 PM
Hey, this is fun.

I see a baby cuddled up and sleeping on the top and on the bottom is his dream of a Peanuts/Snoopy cartoon kind of faded out.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 26, 2018, 11:12:04 PM
 :2funny: Mea!!! We can always count on you to liven the party  :yippee:
Let’s keep tuned , see what comes next.... Who needs TV? This is much more interactive.
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 26, 2018, 11:13:35 PM
Heehee!!!!!

My mother always said I had an overactive imagination.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on March 26, 2018, 11:16:05 PM
Nice painting Maria yes i too can see a town near the water and lots of other things
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 27, 2018, 12:16:40 PM
Wow, awesome story Mea.  This is fun, love how we can "see" things differently.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 27, 2018, 11:52:10 PM
Here is my mixed media challenge submission.  It was done on medium weight sketch paper with graphite, water soluble pencil and acrylic paints.  Patricia


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Post by: Bill76434 on March 28, 2018, 12:22:47 AM
Maria. lovely blending of colours
Patricia, Very cute and appealing ... I just love "Lamb"
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Post by: TeresaM on March 28, 2018, 12:52:40 AM
Ohhhhh! This is so cute Patrica. :clap:
Although he does look like he is covered with sprinkles. Not sure if you have Fairy bread in the USA. In Australia when i was a kid, it is mainly used for little children's  birthday parties (ie buttered white  sliced bread with coloured sprinkles). 🎂🎈🎉
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Post by: Val on March 28, 2018, 02:27:07 AM
 :heeha: Love it! I think your lamb looks as though it is made with 'Dolly Mixture' and 'Jelly Tots', and perhaps some 'Sherbet Fountain' for his nose and atop his head! Oh and surrounded by marshmallow bits!!!  :licklips:   
Excellent job Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 28, 2018, 12:35:25 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  once again Bill, Teresa and Val for your lovely comments on my lamb. 


Yes, Teresa we certainly have "sprinkles" here and lots of it. My youngest granddaughter who will be four soon, has to have sprinkles on everything from cupcakes to donuts and everything else in between. So we are very familiar with it.


Val, by the way you describe all the good stuff that the lamb seems to be covered with, makes my mouth water!!  :2funny:


Thank you all, I appreciate it.


Patricia
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 28, 2018, 08:41:22 PM
 :clap: Patricia....what a cute little lamb, fits perfectly with the background. I agree with all the previous comments, you really gave this Challenge a whimsical flavor :flowers:


Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Happychappy on March 28, 2018, 11:56:02 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Maria for your lovely comments which are always well received.    Patricia
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Post by: Win on March 29, 2018, 12:41:29 PM
Fabulous entries everyone, its interesting to see how everyone has interpreted the carpet, and I love all the  interesting abstract paintings in the middle. Good luck all  :gl2:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2018, 01:28:11 PM
 :thankyou:  Win, much appreciated.    Patricia
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Post by: Win on March 29, 2018, 07:58:58 PM

Here is my entry for this month.

Done with graphite,pen & ink, and watercolour on watercolour paper.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2018, 08:49:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice and neatly done Win.    Patricia
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Post by: Bill76434 on March 29, 2018, 09:12:12 PM
Very Good Win. Nice background
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Post by: Maria Canino on March 29, 2018, 09:50:32 PM
 :clap: Win, the geometric abstract is very pleasing to the eye.  Excellent choice of colors, your subtle background palette enhances the centerpiece.
Maria
 :painting:
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Post by: Win on March 29, 2018, 10:30:51 PM
Thanks Patricia Bill and Maria, Ive not done much art lately, due to circumstances,  so this was a good challenge to get back into it. 
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Post by: Val on March 30, 2018, 12:29:46 AM
 :yippee:   Glad to see your painting up Win... I tried to put it up earlier but my net was too slow and wouldn't let me.  :tickedoff:       :2funny:
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Post by: Win on March 30, 2018, 06:52:57 AM
:yippee:   Glad to see your painting up Win... I tried to put it up earlier but my net was too slow and wouldn't let me.  :tickedoff:       :2funny:

I was having the same problem Val, thanks for trying
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 31, 2018, 10:31:54 AM
Patricia, your little lamb looks like it is made of "Skittles"..yum.  Very cute and good job.

Win, lovely geometric abstract. Nice background.

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Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2018, 11:33:48 AM
 :thankyou:  MaryLou, yes, I must have had candies on my mind when I painted him/her.     Patricia  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on March 31, 2018, 11:51:38 AM
Last day folks! Best get those skates on....  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50390/1508533.GIF)
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Post by: Cath on April 01, 2018, 02:07:35 AM
 :pullhair:   Done with wc, wc-pencils, graphite and as a last resort, a bit of acrylic paint.















Title: Re: POST MIXED MEDIA FOR MARCH 2018 CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Bill76434 on April 01, 2018, 02:28:50 AM
In with the skin of your teeth  :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on April 01, 2018, 07:25:50 AM
Well done Win and Cath. They are both bright and colourful. :clap: :clap:
 
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Post by: Val on April 01, 2018, 08:12:17 AM
 :yippee:   Fantastic job everyone! Thank you for taking up the gauntlet.  :knight:   

Will have voting up shortly.   :clap: :clap: :clap: