Sunday, 15 July 2018

June winners ...

 Thank you so very much for all your delightful entries for our June challenge taking inspiration from Milking Time by Elioth GrunerThey were all just fabulous.

CRITERIA -  A COUNTRY theme

Our winners via random draw are ...

#16 Gloria Lee


AND


#5 Cath Thorne



Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal 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.

You may combine your entry with other challenges.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Welcome to July ...

Our July inspiration comes to your from Roger Kemp with a piece called Untitled.

CRITERIA - Use pen on your work in some way

A little about Roger Kemp 

After completing three years of study at the National Gallery of Victoria's School of Painting, Roger Kemp remained aloof from the art world for a decade, troubled by the vitriolic reaction of conservative creative circles to the new concepts of abstraction and artistic experiment. His paintings from this time were smaller scale and landscape and figure based, before becoming more abstracted and symbolic, inspired by modern music and dance. In 1944 he held his first solo show at Velasquez Gallery in Melbourne - at that stage the only gallery that would exhibit modern art. An exceptionally high number of inclusions in major group shows through the 1950s established Kemp's name among the great modern Australian painters. During this time, painting in enamel on masonite, his work moved towards non-objective abstraction, whilst tying in symbolic uses of colour and composition. In 1970, at age 62 - his reputation at its height - the Kemp family moved to London. There he produced a major series of small scale pastel and ink drawings, and shared a studio with Bridget Riley and Peter Upward where he began painting on paper on a large scale, employing the 'all-over' composition he is best known for today. Kemp remained an active, productive and respected artist and teacher in Melbourne until his death in 1987, being awarded an OBE and installing four monumental tapestries of his paintings in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria, where they remain today below Leonard French's stained glass ceiling.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I liked the straight likes on the painting so decided to draw straight lines in between the brick stencilling on my layout.

Tone Jensen - Norway
I have just enjoyed making my own background with water and Distress Ink and then I drew a line around. Here Daniel is waiting for the Christmas lights to light up. We are outside the county museum at Strømmen 1. advent 2007.

Kat Gray - Australia
Here's my pocket page inspired by the pink colour and the sketchy black lines. I've used pen to outline some elements and to add journaling.

Judy Willey - Australia
The geometric lines in the painting inspired me to use me of randomly angled papers to back my photo. I have used a fine point pen to outline all the layers.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I used a stencil and art pen to create my background, then I used pink and peach sprays to create a colour scheme similar to the inspiration piece.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
I have used pen around the edges of the page and also around the edges of the cardstock behind the photo.

Jane Howden - Australia
I have created circles in pen and also took inspiration from the limited colour scheme of the artwork. 

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 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 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. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

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

Thursday, 28 June 2018

June highlights ...

There is still time to play along with us this month.  Joining in is very simple - please be inspired in some way by our wonderful art and use our criteria.   

 Our June inspiration comes to you by Elioth Gruner and is called Milking Time.

CRITERIA -  A COUNTRY theme

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

Julie J

Cath Thorne

Mary

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


Friday, 15 June 2018

May winners ...

Thank you so very much for joining in our challenge for May with this beautiful painting by Cathy McClelland called Tap Dancer.

CRITERIA -  Flowers

Congratulations go to ...

#30 Karen Guy


Main Prize

and

#20 Shazza

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)
Donated by Tanya Heritage

Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal 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.

You may combine your entry with other challenges.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Welcome to June ...

I cannot believe we are now in the 6th month of this year - gosh time is just flashing past.

Our June inspiration is by Elioth Gruner and is called Milking Time.

CRITERIA -  A COUNTRY theme

A little about Elioth Gruner...

Elioth Gruner was born in New Zealand in 1882 and arrived in Australia with his parents when he was still a baby. He began art lessons at the age of 12 and rose to become one of the most popular landscape artists of his day.  He was awarded the Wynne Prize for landscape no fewer than seven times between 1916 and 1937, including for some of his Murrumbidgee paintings.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the colours and vegetation to make a simple pocket page about a trip to some beautiful gardens.

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the earthy tones and touch of blue.

Karen Brierley - Australia
The theme ~ IN THE COUNTRY ~ is one of my favourite scrapping subjects. I spend a lot of time on country drives and I always take too many photographs. My challenge was making a choice! I took my inspiration from the country scene and the livestock.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
 I loved the long grass in the painting, we didn't see many cows but we did pedal up and over many hills on our biking holiday in New Zealand.

Tone Jensen - Norway
Every year deer visit the garden behind our house. In 2007 there were so many of them!

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
This photo was taken in Ireland last year.

Jane Howden - Australia
Inspired by the little cabin in the painting and the colour combination.

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 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 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. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

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

Sunday, 27 May 2018

May highlights ...

Thank you so much for all your delightful floral entries so far this month - I think maybe it has been easy to be inspired by this beautiful painting by Cathy McClelland called Tap Dancer.

CRITERIA -  Flowers

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

May 9 stamplorations
Gwendolyn

Giorgia Rossini for ScrapMir
Giorgia

Kylie

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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

April winners ...

Thank you so very much for joining in our April challenge inspired by artwork from New Zealand artist Karen Neal called Poppyfields.  

CRITERIA - Black and White with one other colour of your choice

Congratulations go to ...

#10 - Karen

Main Prize

and

Second April Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

#16 Dolly Bee

Donated by Judy Willey

Could the winners please contact me on jjjustjane@bigpond.com with their postal 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.

You may combine your entry with other challenges.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Hello May ...

Our May inspiration is just delightful.  This beautiful painting is by Cathy McClelland and is called Tap Dancer.

CRITERIA -  Flowers

A little about Cathy McClelland ...

The paintings of Cathy McClelland show her love of the landscapes that surround her, she is a fifth generation cattle farmer at Bell where her pretty farm is snuggled into the foothills of the Bunya Mountains National Park and surrounded by beautiful views. It is here with her husband, they raised four wonderful children, multitudes of animals, and have happy contented cattle grazing throughout their pastures. Cathy loves family, animals, photography and travelling.

Combining whimsical magic with a reverent realism, Cathy paints her country's landscape with a graceful sense of mystique. Highly regarded for her contemporary realism style, McClelland draws on her personal emotional responses when translating a landscape into her work, utilising a unique combination of colour and texture to guide each viewer’s connection to her initial inspiration. She paints her subjects with honesty and integrity in a flowing composition that sits easily on the eye.


And now some inspiration from our team ...

This month we bid farewell to longtime DT member Elaine Schoof whose growing family means she doesn't have as much time as she once had for craft pursuits. We will be sad to see her go but wish her all the very best for the future.  Thank you for being such a wonderful and valued part of the team Elaine. 

We'd like to welcome the lovely Karen Brierley to our little team.  I love how Karen can take the seemingly ordinary and make it seem extra-ordinary - I am sure you will all love her work as much as I do.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I took my inspiration from the bird and its pink sky background. I made my own flowers using cutting dies.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I used the greenery in the garden as my inspiration.

Tone Jensen - Norway
I was inspired by the different colors.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the colours, the flowers and the cute little bird.

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the soft, pretty colours in the painting and have used mainly pinks and yellows.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Jane Howden - Australia
I loved the bright colours in the artwork and wanted to prove that you can use flowers successfully on a boy page!

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 Tanya Heritage

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT 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 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 the April winners.