Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Challenge



Today was a beautiful spring day.  The air was warm, the sun was shining, people were happy.  And I needed some colour in the house.

While shopping at the supermarket, I was drawn to a pot of orange/yellow tulips.  The intense colour ensured they went home with me and I could see possibilities of photos with the sun at the right angle really lighting up those colours.

I posted one of the photos on my timeline on Facebook and Rose Welty mentioned that it would make a good painting subject.  I suggested she'd be a lot better at it than me, as anyone who knows me knows I hate painting flowers.  But the gauntlet was thrown down as she said she would do it if I would.  I took it a step further and said I'd put it on my blog as a little spring challenge for anyone who wanted to play around with the image.

So here are the guidelines:

Click on the image to view it full size and save to your computer.
Paint, draw, etch, whatever with the image and provide a link to your finished piece on this post.
There is no timeline, simply enjoy and share the process.
Please use the image for this challenge only.

11 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

ah interesting idea.

Pragya Bhatnagar said...

its a beautiful challenge..I love Tulips..:)

Jeanette said...

I hope you can join in Pragya.

Pragya Bhatnagar said...

hi Jeanette, I m already working on it & my artwork is almost finished...will be able to post it in sometime..thanks:)

Pragya Bhatnagar said...

Hi Jeanette, Below is the link of my fb page on which u can view my finished artwork.

Thanks & Regards
Pragya Bhatnagar

www.facebook.com/DivineArt.PB

Jeanette said...

Wonderful work Pragya. Rich and colourful, they glow. Thanks for drawing the tulips.

I guess I'll have to give it a try soon too!

Pragya Bhatnagar said...

Thankyou Jeanette,its my birthday today & you have made my day with such gorgeous words..:) I really enjoyed working on it.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks again for sharing the image Jeanette - and for playing along. ;-)

Spring Tulips

Jeanette said...

And here's my version(s) http://illustratedlife.blogspot.ca/2012/05/wax-tulips.html

Judy said...

I loved the photo right away, so full of sunshine! Thanks for sharing, Jeanette! You can find my version here: http://dedraadaquarellen.blogspot.com/2012/05/inspiring-tulip.html

Jeanette said...

Thanks for joining the challenge Judy. Your piece is soft and full of light, beautiful.