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 ...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.