Friday, September 28, 2018

Paint-A-Cell-Tower Challenge

Lattice-type or SST (self-supporting tower) tower, gouache
I painted this cell tower yesterday in gouache. (Link to FB video)

Sometimes cell towers seem beautiful and delicate to me, like Christmas trees. But sometimes they look ominous, like Martian stilt-robots watching over us. That's how this one looked, against a stormy sky.

Here's what I was looking at. As you can see, I had to move elements around to make the cell tower more prominent.

I'd like to invite you to paint a cell tower for the Paint-a-Cell-Tower Challenge.

• Free to enter. No entry fee.
• The composition can include the scene around the cell tower, but the tower itself itself must be a key part of the scene.
• You can paint an independent tower or other carrier (such as a water tower, smokestack, or building top) covered with antennas.
• Post your entries on this Facebook Event page.
• Five finalists will each receive a "Department of Art" patch and a free tutorial download.
• Must be painted outdoors, or at least mostly outdoors.
• You can focus on the ordinary aspects, the sublime aspects, the technical insights, the ugliness, or the beauty. Just make it interesting.
• All painting media accepted, such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, acryla-gouache, alkyd, casein, or water-soluble colored pencils.
• No limits on palette of colors.
• Enter just one piece. If you do two pieces, please upload your favorite.
• You can enter as soon as you finish the piece, but no later than the deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Winners will be announced on this page and on my blog GurneyJourney on Wednesday, November 14.

1 comment:

Alan Anderson said...

Thanks James, sounds like fun! I will be on the hunt for the subject!