Saturday 1 October 2016

Welcome to pink October ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in Australia which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.   I am sure there are few of us who have not been touched by breast cancer in some way amongst our families, friends, neighbours and work colleagues.  So this month we are using PINK on our entries in support of this cause. I urge each and every one of you to be vigilant in your self awareness and care - early detection saves lives.  If you would like to make a donation to this great cause you can do so HERE or HERE.

Introducing Chris Hobel with Rose Pink

CRITERIA - The use of PINK

A little about Chris Hobel

Colour and texture are my prime motivation for painting‚ I love it. Living close to the beach‚ the changing natural environment provides a wealth of vistas for my creative explorations using all manner of materials for application of both acrylic‚ oil paint‚ combined with traditional drawing materials such as charcoal‚ ink‚ pencil and oil pastels and collage. I enjoy the tactile nature of impasto materials‚ it has led me to use the palette knife more and more to achieve to goals. Often I start my paintings with very thin paint and slowly build the layers and finishing with very thick textures. Chris has won many awards‚ published dozens of magazine instructional articles‚ sold hundreds of paintings world wide and continues to enjoy teaching her enthusiastic painters.

And now some amazing inspiration from the first of our team ...

Inspired by the pink and flowers.

My inspiration is the colour pink and a rose.

Focusing on the pink.

Pink - the color  for the girls, it inspires me! Title - childhood.

the main inspiration being the flowers & the quote I felt fitted well with it being Breast Cancer Awareness month, too 

I love roses, they are so pretty and I wanted to capture that in my page. I based my page around the rose paper I used.

I love when the painting takes me to arty side as well. I finger painted onto the background some flowers and then added dimension to them with medical gauze rolled up. I was happy with the vintage style of the layout to suit the old photo.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on October 31st, 2016.  We'd love to see your new paper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread?  Please no back-dated submissions.  

 Please note:- You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.  Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic  ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge.  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 8th for our announcement of the September winners and our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for October