Friday, 1 November 2019

Welcome to November ...

We are now making it even easier to enter our challenges - use our inlinkz gallery on the left or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos.

This month our inspiration comes to you from Kristin Hardiman with "Stream out of the barriers".

CRITERIA -  Black and White

Please remember - You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges only.

A little about Kristin Hardiman ...

Kristin Hardiman is one of Australia’s leading portrait, equine and seascape artists.
Kristin holds a Diploma Fine Arts and Education from the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (now The University of NSW Art and Design) and has been working as a professional artist and teacher for nearly 30 years and is an Exhibiting Member of the Portrait Artists Australia.
Kristin’s work is varied and not limited by media that includes oils, gouache, watercolours, lead and coloured pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. She has taught full and part time with the Department of Education for over 15 years and tutors in her home studio, Sydney Art School and conducts specialist workshops.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)

Tanya Heritage - (Australia)
I had so many photos I could use with racehorses in them but this is my favourite. Our boy strapping our horse at Moonee Valley.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
This is me as a child!! I loved horses, especially foals. The photo was taken by my Late Father who was a horse racing photographer for 50 years.

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I took my inspiration from the horse theme. I printed my photograph in b/w, and used all black & white papers and embellishments. Tip: Check out the 'B' side of double-sided papers. Many patterned paper collections or paper pads include at least one black & white design.

Jane Howden - (Australia)
I have gone with the "racing" theme and used a photo of my son competing at a local swimming carnival from a few years ago.  I kept this page very simple as I wanted the photo and the words to speak for themselves.

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 Karen McLaughlin

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT or click onto our new Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) and put your entry directly into our monthly album under photos 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 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.

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

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