Monday, 15 July 2019

June winners ...

Thank you everyone for your fantastic entries based on our inspiration by Russell Drysdale called "Children Playing with ball 1976".

CRITERIA - Children playing

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...

KAREN

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Dale Tiernan

and our winner is ...

DEE
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Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Welcome to July ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you from Rita Angus (New Zealand) with "Cass".

CRITERIA - Please use PAINT

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Rita Angus ...

As a pioneer of modern painting in New Zealand, Henrietta Catherine Angus, better known as Rita Angus, evolved a distinctive and highly personal art. Angus – an austere, disciplined and often exacting woman – was sustained by her belief in her vocation. From the 1960s she was recognised as one of the leading figures of New Zealand art in the 20th century.

She was born in Hastings in 1908 and spent her childhood between Napier and Palmerston North. In 1927 she began a diploma in fine arts at Canterbury College School of Art, where she received a sound traditional training in life drawing, still life and landscape painting. Having her painting "Cass" exhibited in the National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art in 1940 signalled the beginning of critical recognition for her work which grew steadily through the 1950's until her death in 1970.  The National Art Gallery’s major exhibition of her work in 1982–83 confirmed Rita Angus’s status as one of the outstanding artists of her generation.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
Image may contain: 1 person, flower
I used Kaisercraft Rosabella papers, added paint splatters to the background, painted the chipboard, painted some of the flowers to match the colour tones and painted through a stencil.

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Using paint for the background and also for the chipboard.

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
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I created my own background with acrylic paint. I dry-brushed three different colours with a large brush.

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, outdoor
I love using paint on layouts. On this layout I watered down paint and dripped some with a paint brush and also blow some off the brush with a straw. My chipboard title is also painted.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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 I've used yellow and white paint with a circle stencil. I took inspiration from the colours in the painting.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
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Neon paint on background, added quote about life and the the little brown house represents the cafe!

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I used splatters of yellow paint across my page and picked up the earthy yellow/green tones of the landscape in the painting.

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Jane Howden

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

Please call past on the 15th for our announcement of our June winners.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

June highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. We'd really love to see your layout based on our inspiration by Russell Drysdale called "Children playing with ball 1976".

CRITERIA - Children playing

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

We have enjoyed all of your amazing entries but here are just a couple which have caught our eye over the past few weeks ...

DEE

AJ

We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

May winners ...

Thank you everyone for your delightful floral entries based on our May inspiration by Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell called "Still life with daffodils".  Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

CRITERIA - Use flowers

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...

#15 RAINNY

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Karen Brierley

and our winner is ...

#4 GLORIA

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Welcome to June ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by 
Russell Drysdale with "Children Playing with ball 1976".

CRITERIA - Children playing

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Russell Drysdale ...

Sir Russell Drysdale AC (1912-1981), painter, was one of the first Australian artists to examine the complex relationships between the landscape and inhabitants of inland Australia, Russell Drysdale attained international status for the distinctly ‘Australian’ character of his work. His depictions of Aboriginal people, small town dwellers and rural workers isolated within a harsh and dramatic environment were in stark contrast to the dominant imagery of the Australian landscape as a land of pastoral plenty. He developed eye trouble in 1929, and had to leave boarding school for the first of many eye treatments which left him fearful of total blindness. He went to art school in 1935. In 1938 he took his family to Europe, and studied art in London and Paris, sharing a studio there with Peter Purves Smith, with whom he had gone to school. Having returned to Australia, over the course of the 1940s he produced a series of melancholy, foreboding works - including The Rabbiters, West Wyalong, The Drover's Wife, Sofala and The Cricketers - which not only laid down the terms of reference for most subsequent depictions of the landscape, but came to be seen as key representations of the Australian spiritual condition. In 1962 Drysdale's son took his own life; Drysdale's wife, inconsolable, did the same in 1963. In 1964 Drysdale and his second wife, Maisie, a lifelong friend, built a house in the Bouddi National Park, not far from Tallow Beach. A period of stability followed, and Drysdale was able to produce a further body of significant work over the next fifteen years.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
Image may contain: 1 person, text

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling
Oh my goodness, as soon as I saw that the criteria was children playing I knew instantly that I had to use these photos. I thought big brothers are supposed to protect their little sisters not torment them with the hose.

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
It always feels good capturing the moment when kids are laughing.

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
Image may contain: 4 people
I chose some photos of my son when he was at preschool, using Kaisercraft Fiesta paper range, did some fussy cutting, distressing, inking and hey-presto!!! Quick and easy! I loved using the bright colours in this range.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text
My Jarred, Prep/Grade 1 - 1992 PVCS Plenty Valley Christian School

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
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I thought that I would add two projects, one for each son. Both are playing ball games.

Jane Howden - (Australia)

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Dale Tiernan

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

Please call past on the 15th for our announcement of our May winners.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

May highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month. We'd really love to see your layout based on our inspiration from Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell called "Still life with daffodils".  

CRITERIA - Use flowers

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

Here are just a couple of entries that have caught our eye over the past couple of weeks ...

KAREN GUY
entered via Facebook
Image may contain: flower

MAUREEN WOOD
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

PAIGE ROHAN
entered via Facebook
Image may contain: 2 people


We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

April winners ...

Thank you everyone for your delightful pet entries based on our April challenge artwork by Lisa Frances Judd called "Cracked cats at home".  Please remember you may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

CRITERIA -  PETS

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

and our winner is ...


#10 MARIA

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Karen McLaughlin

and our winner is ...


#6 CASS

Could the winners please contact me on artasticchallengeblog@gmail.com with their postal address.  Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide their details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. 

Please don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Welcome to May ...


We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you by 
Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell with "Still life with daffodils".  12th of May is Mother's Day here in Australia and one of the biggest retail days in the year for florists - what Mum doesn't like receiving beautiful blooms ...


CRITERIA - Use flowers

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Reginald (Reg) Earl Campbell ...

Reg Campbell was a self-taught painter specialising in landscapes and portraits. Having grown up in Sydney and served in New Guinea during World War 2, he moved to Bathurst to work as a signwriter. In time, he moved to Sunny Corner, via Rydal, and established a gallery, where he painted hundreds of competent conventional landscapes and flower pieces. He was a Wynne finalist eight times, and twenty-five times an Archibald finalist between 1952 and 1990, his Archibald subjects including Don Bradman, Bob Dyer, Norm Provan, John Laws and Evonne Goolagong. He made scores of portraits on commission, his biography stating that he painted ‘approximately 100 knights of the realm’ and nine bishops and archbishops. In 1990 he won the Archibald People’s Choice Award at the Archibald with a self-portrait.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, eyeglasses
With lots of pretty flowers ...

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
Image may contain: flower
I LOVE flowers so really enjoyed creating this layout using Kaisercraft Sage & Grace papers, lots of fussy cutting, a bit of mixed media in the background, and of course, lots of flowers!

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling
My Jenna and her friend Ellen back in 1995, celebrating Ellen's birthday. Using a line of mixed flowers!

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
Image may contain: flower
When I'm not scrapping, I love to spend time in the garden. I have used the FLOWER theme in my photograph, and my embellishments.

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
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I knew I had to use a photo of my Mum when I saw the criteria was to use flowers on your layout. Mum was an avid gardener and made all her neighbours jealous of how beautiful her garden was.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
Image may contain: 2 people, including Dale Tiernan, people smiling, flower
Flowers aren't something I use a whole lot of. Week before last I actually went through and sorted all my flowers in the hope that I would use them more. Great timing with this particular challenge.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I decided to use some of the colours in the artwork (yellow, cream, green and brown) as well as included the flower criteria.

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main Prize

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Karen Brierley



Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

Please call past on the 15th for our announcement of our April winners.