Enter the Artistic Harmonies Painting Challenge and the winning painting receives Linda Fisler’s set of Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours! (You can see the set by clicking here)
Up Your Game with Painting Challenges!
As I mentioned on our Art Chats, I was thinking of pulling together a free course lesson on color. Instead what I thought I would do is start a bi-weekly challenge for our members here. This is similar to the AMO Painting Challenges we use to do. I encourage you to do these challenges and share your results. I believe you can post your painting in the comments area below. If not, someone let me know and I’ll set up a page or something where you can share your work. Of course, feel free to share via social media and talk about the challenges you are working on to help spread the word. I would appreciate not sharing the challenges as these are prepared just for our paying members.
The intent is for you to up your game when it comes to painting. I’ll post a challenge twice a month. probably the 2nd and 4th week of the month. You have two weeks to complete the challenge and tell us how you think you did, what you liked and didn’t like. Everything is fair game, so hold onto your hat!
Here’s a sampling of the first challenge. These are created for the members of Artistic Harmonies. We hope that you will join us–the membership costs is quite reasonable. You can join as a blog reader for $2.00 a month or $20.00 for the year. Click here to join us!
Remember, we’ll be selecting one winner of this challenge!
First up is color. For me, to really understand color, it meant I had to understand value. After that, a limited palette, where I had to mix the colors myself, made me understand color harmony. With a limited palette, color harmony is built into the painting during your mixing process. You also can control your values better. So, here’s the first challenge: (hint the first two challenges deal with color…)
Artistic Harmonies Painting Challenge 1
Mixing Up Our Colors Part 1
We are going to work from a limited palette. You get to choose your subject–paint plein air or from a photograph, or even a sketch you made. Here are the limited palettes you get to choose from:
Hope to see you there! (Remember, you can join us here…)