Saturday, 15 September 2018

August winners ...

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful entries for our August challenge using this delightful painting by Marie Jonsson-Harrison called "Balloon-Wedding".

CRITERIA - Feature things that fly either in the photos or as embellishments

Our winners are ...

SHAZZA

and

SOPHIE

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 3 other challenges.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Welcome to September ...

It is Father's Day here in Australia tomorrow and as a tribute to the males in our lives our September inspiration comes to you from Robert Hagan and is called The mentor.

CRITERIA - Let's celebrate the males in our lives

A little about Robert Hagan ...

Robert Hagan is an Australian television personality, author, impressionist artist, and producer. He is best known for hosting the Discovery HD/Discovery television show Splash of Colo.  His painting depicts western, romantic, decorative, adventure, portraiture and maritime scenes.

Hagan's approach to painting is to translate scenes of everyday life into romantic, nostalgic and blissfully peaceful visions of the world. His subjects include the figure in a moment of reflection, animals, children fishing on the beach with their father, sailboats, rainforest birds, cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle or hunched over a campfire after a hard day's droving and dusty outback scenes of Australia.

Although self-taught, Hagan's style is impressionist using a limited palette of oil to impart a sense of tranquility and play on light to make the painting come alive. His brushwork is loose with final strokes of impasto.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Tanya Heritage - Australia
Here is my layout of my two favourite boys who are not only father and son but the very best of mates. I love seeing them together.
Tone Jensen - Norway
The title is "Pizza is good" and the photos speak for themselves I guess.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the family scene to make a Father's Day card for our children to give their Dad. He's not a fishing fan but loves DIY and going to the hardware store and I have even used a hardware catalogue in place of patterned paper. I plan to recycle it as a filler card for a pocket page about the upcoming Father's Day weekend.

Judy Willey - Australia
My nautical layout was inspired by the beach theme of the painting.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I took my inspiration from the beach scene, and I chose a photograph featuring the man in our family.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Jane Howden - Australia
Beach scenes and seagulls always remind me of fish and chips at the beach.  I've used the same colours of variations of blue with sand and added a splash of red for the bucket.

While we love to get multiple entries for our challenges and you are more than welcome to enter more than once in any month, can I please ask you to create something different for each project as per our rules. If your first project is a layout then you are more than welcome to enter again with a card.  If you have entered a card then you are welcome to then submit a layout or journal page etc.


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  Kat Gray

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 three (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. 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 August winners. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

August 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.   

While we love to get multiple entries for our challenges and you are more than welcome to enter more than once in any month, can I please ask you to create something different for each project as per our rules. If your first project is a layout then you are more than welcome to enter again with a card.  If you have entered a card then you are welcome to then submit a layout or journal page etc.

Our August inspiration comes to your from Marie Jonsson-Harrison with "Balloon-Wedding"

CRITERIA - Feature things that fly either in the photos or as embellishments

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


Sophie

Janis

Vinita Jain

We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.  This is such a super simple challenge - why not give it a go!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

July winners ...

 Thank you so very much for all your fantastic entries for our July challenge taking inspiration from Roger Kemp with a piece called Untitled.

CRITERIA - Use pen on your work in some way

Our winners via random draw are ...

#2 Margaret Crawford

AND


#1 Barb Holmes

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.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Welcome to August ...

Our August inspiration comes to your from Marie Jonsson-Harrison with "Balloon-Wedding"

CRITERIA - Feature things that fly either in the photos or as embellishments

A little about Marie Jonsson-Harrison ...


Born in Sweden, her grandparents were famous circus artists and her father is Adelaide based sculptor, Ted Jönsson. Marie immigrated to Australia with her family in 1972, and embarked on a highly successful career ‘diversion’ as an international model. Picking up on peripatetic life of her forebears she was to enjoy success as” Miss Summer Spain”,” South Australia Model of the Year” and “Australian Model of the Year”. However her rich artistic heritage soon exerted its primacy and she began painting while pregnant with her son.
Bringing immediate zest and life to the genre of Naïve or Naïf Art (sometimes also referred to as outsiders art, innocent art) she developed a unique painting approach wherein figures and objects are rendered in relief, giving the works a wonderful human and tactile quality. Marie’s art can best be described as Contemporary Naive Art.
Marie brings to her work a great sense of humour and keen observation of life, always presenting a positive and joyful experience often with a social comment about the human condition. Her paintings, prints and sculptures are for sale and are collected widely throughout Australia and internationally. Japan and USA has proved to be particularly appreciative and supportive markets for Marie and recently she has been making inroads into the European market.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Judy Willey - Australia
I loved this fun challenge and have used a photo of my grandchildren launching their paper planes. I have also used a Resin Rainbow plane in my embellishments.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I focused on the vibrant colour and a mode of flying transport - and this prompted me to create a page for my 2017 travel journal.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Tanya Heritage - Australia
Things related to flying always reminds me of holidays. Here is my daughter while on her holidays in Europe.

Tone Jensen - Norway
We are making Halloween fingers for Halloween. Made of almond cake dough and almonds.....very good !

Kat Gray - Australia
I've made a card featuring lots of flying insects (a moth die cut, a butterfly paperclip and some firefly patterned paper. I've also chosen a sentiment that ties in with the 'things that fly' criteria and the wedding theme from the artwork.

Jane Howden - Australia
I broke out my Maggie Holmes sticker book and added some butterflies and a cute little bird to my layout.

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 July winners. 

Saturday, 28 July 2018

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

CRITERIA - Use pen on your work in some way

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

Hannah
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Brenda

We'd love to see your work too so please come and join in with us.  This is such a super simple challenge - why not give it a go!

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.