Well, here are the paintings from the latest pARTy! We had good participation, and some great work. I always like to see what different artists come up with.
Though are pursuits as artists are often solitary, a recent comment by friend and fine art photographer Juliet Harrison was a good reminder that we don't, however, create in a vacuum. We can't help but be influenced by each other, and that's not a bad thing, as long as we continue to develop and maintain our own style and individuality. These pARTies are a good example of that - even though some of us went with a very similar crop of the reference photo, our styles remain unique.
In the same vein, these pARTies began as a fun challenge of sorts, between myself and Kim Santini, last year. When other artists began to show interest and we opened it up, what developed was not a novel concept. My first exposure to this sort of exercise was on Wet Canvas, with the weekly Weekend Drawing Events. As a result of that, our own Equine Art Guild has done similar projects. And a great blog with a weekly drawing/painting challenge is Karen Jurik's Different Strokes From Different Folks.
Okay - enough yaking! Here are the paintings.
First, from your pARTy hosts:
Kim Santini, 4 x 16 acrylic on Raymar panel (above, top of post)
Linda Shantz, 6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel
Now, our participants, below. If I have any latecomers, I will edit the post and add them later! Thanks to all who played.
Delia Pacheo, "The Foal" 4 x 6 acrylic
Judy Johnson, 8 x 8 watercolour
Lisa Ward-Guarino, pastel
Linda Snider-Ward, prismacolor on Stonehenge
Linda Massey, "Playground Encounter" 11 x 14 oil on board