Thursday, 27 September 2018

September 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 September inspiration comes to you from Robert Hagan and is called The mentor.

CRITERIA - Let's celebrate the males in our lives

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

Louise

Maud

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!

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.