So, I Lied ... Still On Hold

I'm suspending Studio Atelier indefinitely. I wish I could say I was madly painting away, but the truth is, I've been called into action on another front. I hope to get back to posting new photos at some point, but right now it's one day at a time. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Current Painting Challenge

Silhouettes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Silhouettes

Sylvia Young

Charlotte Tanner
Jean Nelson
Barbara Bradbury
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Living on the edge of the foothills west of Denver, I have seen many beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I love watching the progression of the light as it changes from the first hint of the new day on the horizon, to the full emergence of the sun in the morning sky.
Winter Sunrise
Here we have silhouettes of aspen trees backdropped by a January sunrise. Which is the real star of this image - the trees or the colorful sky? You decide.  Use this as your inspiration for a painting, or perhaps you have your own silhouettes to paint.

Remember to follow the "Rule of the Road" on the right, submitting a digital image of your painting or drawing as an attachment when you send it to me in an email.  We're continuing with no deadline on submittals, so do what you can, when you can, and send me your pictures.




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Family Day

Jean Nelson

To all of you who have been waiting for the next painting challenge:  Thanks for your patience.  Sometimes a person needs to take stock and pause in life. The holidays were the perfect time for me to do that and spend lots of time with my family doing family activities.
One of our favorite annual events is to visit the Denver Zoo when they have their “Zoo Lights” display.  However, I was not successful in getting any photos of the Zoo Lights for the Studio Atelier blog.  However here is a photo from that day that I’ve selected for you to try.

Denver Zoo in December

Remember to  follow the rules on the right, submitting a digital image of your painting/drawing as an attachment when you send it to me in an email.  The next Studio Atelier painting challenge will be posted about February 17th.  Good luck, have fun, and I look forward to seeing your submittals!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Clear Creek Park

Sylvia Young
Jenni Twidle
Jean Nelson
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This month's painting challenge shows Clear Creek in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  You wouldn't know it by this photo that the area surrounding this park includes small businesses and busy arterial streets.  Clear Creek is a tributary to the South Platte river and is one of the major drainageways in the Denver metropolitan area that has been preserved for mulitple uses, including drainage and flood control, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
Clear Creek Park
Perhaps you have similar preserved areas where you live and can share them in a painting.

Remember to follow the "Rules of the Road" on the right and send me your images as an attachment to your email. The next Studio Atelier painting challenge will posted about Sunday, November 25, 2012. Thanks to everyone who participates, and good luck!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Colorado Gold

Jenni Twidle

Sylvia Young
Roger Akesson

Charlotte Tanner
Barbara Benik
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Colorado is famous for its autumn foliage; aspen trees in the high country change to golds, oranges and reds. It seems this year things are a bit ahead of schedule. I managed to grab some photos this week with the trees at their prime, not more than 30 minutes west of Denver proper.

Colorado Gold
It's a beautiful time of year, and the temperatures are practically balmy in the mountains.  Who knows how long that will last, for in Colorado we say that if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute.  It's always changing!

 I hope this photo inspires you in your art work.  Happy painting!

Remember to follow the "Rules of the Road" on the right and send me your images as an attachment to your email.  The October challenge will be posted about Sunday,October 21, 2012.  Thanks to everyone who participates, and good luck.