Friday, 16 September 2011

Safe - September Monthly Painters' Challenge

Finally I can reveal my work for this Month's Monthly Painters' Challenge. It was a challenging topic this month because it was "safe". I realise that the group is called a challenge therefore it should be challenging, but some months are tougher than others. I sort of thought that maybe the challenge would be in working to a deadline, but the topics have proved to be mind bending at times. Have to say that is one poorly constructed paragraph... did I type the word challenging enough!!! It is an example in stating the obvious when I read it back, but that is sort of how it goes sometimes!
I actually took weeks to really get a clear picture of what I was going to do for the topic, though once I did it came together pretty quickly. I tried to get a bit of an old fashioned feel happening and stretch my palette a bit which was.... wait for it... challenging!!! Actually it was fun and I made sure that I used a new palette and only had colours on there that I was letting myself use so I wasn't tempted to cheat, and I enjoyed it. I will extend into this palette more I think, and loved working in the yellow ochres and Indian yellow hue and aureolin hue were both great fun to use, and though they ended up largely covered up I am looking to get back to exploring those colours soon.
The other participants are all posting their submissions and you can click on the links at the side to go to their posts and see their work, which is varied and all sorts of wonderful. I love that everyone is stretching themselves - note I didn't say challenging themselves, which you thought I was going to didn't you- and I love seeing the development of peoples work each month. It is a great experience all round really. Happy painting everyone!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. You paint SO well. I'm impressed with all the keys and locks.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for that... I love old keys and had a good time painting this in the end... I am heading over to check out the Autumn postings on IA while enjoying the stunning spring weather here! Can't wait to see what you have made. xx

Priti Lisa said...

I can't believe how good you are! This is perfect and original for the theme, I think. ♥♥♥