Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ciuccio's Challenge

I love a good challenge. I came across a nature scene challenge that Ciuccio51 had provided with the Flickr group, Watercolourist, Painting with Light. So, being a good Aries that I am, took up the challenge despite it being rather late in coming. It was a bit challenging to create areas of focus and I'm not sure if I achieved that but it was fun to do nonetheless. I just might try to do another one of the same scene, which you should know, is totally out of character. Check out the link for other interpretations of the nature scene. To get you started, here are a few that I love. One is done by Sigrid Frensen, or Sigster as I like to call her, from Noordhorn, Netherlands. Another by none other than ciuccio51 from Florence, Italy. And finally one by linfrye of the View from the Oak blog. Please check out their Flickr sites. All are totally gorgeous and worth a visit. :)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your result was really beautiful !
Ciuccio

mrana said...

This is gorgeous Joan!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Think you rose to the challenge brilliantly Joany Y. Great tonal contrast and feeling of light. Greens are never easy but these are so beautifully muted. Landscape may not be your usual subject, but should certainly be added to your list of talents for future work.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Its wonderful! :o)

Artpencil Radisch said...

great ambience!

Al said...

This is beautiful! :D Keep them coming--you're so talented! :)

Joan Y said...

Thanks Ciuccio! Thanks for posting the challenge too!

Mariana ... Thanks my friend. Hope all is well in France. Happy drawing!

Joan ... I am still a newbie with watercolor and am struggling with light and details so your comments mean so much.

Alicia ... Thanks for stopping by! Which reminds me, I need to stop by and say hello!

Artpencil Radisch ... Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment!

Al ... Thanks! Hope you're getting some art in yourself. :)

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

What beautiful colours!!
ronelle

Al said...

yep, i loooove drawing in my sketchbook...i recently did a still life of some different types of fruit. :D

Phyllis Harris said...

I am so jealous of your watercolor ability! This is stunning!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Ronelle ... My friend is visiting now and we're going to spend a couple days on the Kona side! Can't wait to draw the tropical flowers like you did! :)

Al ... I'm so glad. Don't forget to post them! Bloggin's fun!

Phyllis ... Thanks! That means so much to me! Glad we're FB friends too! :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Joan,
I featured your works at my Literatti- An Artistic Blog. Please come over to my site to see them. I hope you like the feature. Thank you so much. God bless.

the enigma said...

your works never disappoint! absolutely gorgeous.

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kimberly shaw said...

Your really nailed this challenge beautifully. I love how you perfectly captured the light on the water.

Essay said...

Thanks for sharing, your blog is worth reading, nice post. Keep it up.

Terry Banderas said...

I am seeing some very nice art on your blog. I expect to see lots more in 2010. Happy new year!

Joan Y said...

Thanks for the awesome comments everyone! *hugs*