Friday, April 16, 2021

"Paint an Abandoned House" Challenge

Andrew Wyeth, Open House

A while ago I asked which subject would interest you the most for the next plein-air painting challenge.

"Abandoned House" was a clear winner. So I invite you to paint an abandoned house from observation.

Old Mill by Vasily Polenov

• Free to enter. Anyone of any age can enter.

• The composition can include the scene around the abandoned house. It can also be an abandoned store, restaurant, or factory. It can be an exterior or an interior, but you might want to get permission before entering an abandoned building. 

• Five finalists will each receive a "Department of Art" patch and a free Gumroad art tutorial download.

• It must be painted on location, or at least started on location. You can finish it from photos.

• You can focus your post on the decadence or nostalgia, the sublime aspects, the technical insights, the beauty or the ugliness, or the human story. Just make sure your painting expresses what interested you.

• All painting media accepted, such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, acryla-gouache, alkyd, casein, or water-soluble colored pencils. The painting can be bound in a sketchbook or on a separate panel or canvas.

• Take a photo of the work in progress on location, and another photo of the finished painting.

• Please limit your palette of colors to three colors plus white, and tell us what colors you used.

• Please post your entries on the comments of this Facebook page. "Painting Challenge: Abandoned House" If you're not on Facebook, please ask for the assistance of someone else who is. You can also put the image on Instagram with the hashtag #paintanabandonedhouse 

• Enter just one piece. If you do two pieces, please upload your favorite one.

• You can enter as soon as you finish the piece, but no later than the deadline: sunset, Eastern Time, Friday, May 21, 2021. 

• Winners will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

If you haven't seen it yet, here's a video of a painting of an abandoned house with a surprising human encounter.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Lovely video.
I like to think you made a present of the painting of his old house to Jimmy...