Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Day 2/3 of the 30 day Challenge

As may of you will know I run a group on PMP and this month our image is a landscape.. I have chosen 4 images taken by my brother in law John Robinson who takes some really terrific photos and some spectacular landscapes amongst them.

I really don't know how to go about landscapes but thought I ought to try and get a bit of practice with them as I normally shy away from this type of image. I need to carefully check out the work of Roy Simmons who paints a mean landscape, fast and loose!!

So here is my first attempt of the 4 I have posted, 15x11

I wanted to capture the light and while I am reasonably pleased, this is not how I would like to paint a woodland scene but as always I have learned a lot from doing this. I do need more practice and next on my list is a mountain scene of Glen Coe.......  have had one utter failure and not sure I have learned anything to help me with that yet!!!

The second painting is one I have done before but this time I have done a postcard size for Running with Brushes, taken from a photo by Eileen on PMP

So have caught up with my days and have done a couple more this afternoon in case I fall behind... have checked and that's ok!!

30 day Challenge

12 comments:

  1. Well done Judith ... keep up the momentum LOL

    Its been ages since I was active on PMP - only posting photos, not artwork, so need to get back on board I think.

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    1. Thanks Sue.. it is a great site and the quality of photos is wonderful!!

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  2. Both gorgeous! I love your woodland scene - what don't you like about it? Love the light in the distance like maybe you are in the woods walking out.

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    1. I does looks better in real life Carmen but I think it looks a bit amateurish?

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  3. Your landscape is brilliant, don't think you could do it better, and the little face is adorable. Long way to go but looking good so far!

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    1. Yes quite a few to go but I have an exhibition in Garstang in November where I will need about 40 paintings so I do have to get a few more done so this will be the inspiration!!

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  4. A beautiful landscape with beautiful colors hugs Danielle

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    1. Thanks you Danielle, I like the colours as well!!

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  5. These are both lovely paintings, Judith. I particularly love the kitten - he or she is gorgeous!

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  6. Thanks Vandy...glad you like the kitten as it will be winding it's way to you!!

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  7. Hi Judith, just spent a wee while looking through all your recent posts here- You Rock Girl! This is a fine painting too, now I am getting windy, my self appointed position of the loosey landscape guy is under threat!! ;) The way you do your animal paintings has come along amazingly well. Remember when we met in London at the event with Jean Haines? How you have launched your career since then!!

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    1. Aw thanks Roy and yes I do remember that meeting well, that was the start of everything when I look back... taking the group over at PMP, meeting Jean, starting my own workshops and now things just keep happening and I just keep on painting and writing my blog!!

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