Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas tree project

Hello friends,

This is the last project for this year and as I am travelling abroad starting December 10 it needs to be ready before that date.
So let's spread the word for contributions in our christmas tree with decorations from artists.
All you need to do is copy one of the template below and paint it with your own design and return it to me by Dec. 4.
I want to have our christmas tree ready for St Nicholas,  Dec. 6th.




the tree will look more or less like this.

Also add your name below this post.You can paint both templates if you wish. If we have too many ornaments I will choose your best piece for the tree :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A truly beautiful piece.
Compliments to the wonderful artists and wish you and the followers and your family a happy holiday season.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

harvest project update

So far we have 2 listed artists so i decided to go with three and take a section for myself.
Here are the pieces. Please download your piece to your Pc print it on a full page and paint it.When painitng is done you scan it and send to my email as a file at least 800x600 pixels.

Chelsea #1

Rodica #2

I will take the center piece.

each template has one side invisible; you will figure it out by connecting the lines or just paint it as open as you wish as I will have to cut it out anyway.

Monday, November 8, 2010

harvest season project

This project is about fall time, harvest and thanksgiving.You can choose to depict what this season means to you.

I chose as a pattern a maple leaf.You can paint autumn colors or figurative symbols of harvest time, thanksgiving.Let's see how we will harmonize this collaboration.
I will add the sections here when I have the total number of artists.

You have 3 days to join the fun. By Wednesday night, please confirm your participation.Please list you name under this post as soon as possible to decide if we go with 4 players or 6.

#1 Chelsea
#2 Rodica
# Elena

Monday, November 1, 2010

first collaboration completed

We have our first project completed ; the two artists Nancie and Rodica created a well harmonized whole without knowing what the other will choose as colors and mood. Bravo!
You can link to this post or download the piece for display on your blog.
A wonderful job!

artists: Nancie Johnson

Friday, October 29, 2010

halloween project

A Jigsaw puzzle artwork


Halloween Theme
Four artists:I (Elena) take the owl;

witch, cat, pumpkin available.

You can design your puzzle piece as you like but must have one of the three halloween symbols in it, whether you choose the cat, witch, etc
Templates will be on white and you will receive the one you choose.
Please add your name in the comments and follow this blog.
Thank you.

Here is the layout of the jigsaw puzzle.

and the individual pieces

Once you confirmed which piece you will paint you can download the file, print on white paper, paint it and send it back to me as a scan or sharp photo
file.You may choose your colors and style but make sure to have the symbol assigned to the respective piece, cat, witch, etc.

NOTE:Please paint your piece following the direction it will be positioned in the puzzle.

Once you pick your piece and confirm with me you can start painting right away.We have one week for this project.
Thank you.

artists working on this project
Barbara #1
Rodica #2
Elena # 3

available: #4 pumpkin

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

tulip project

This a demo of how it works.
The tulip is outlined here.

Then sliced in two segments.The segments are distributed to artists for painting on a white background.One will have to paint the leaves the other the petals.Any colors and design they choose for a leaves and tulip that can be rendered from realism to impressionism, digital art, etc.
Media: colored pencils, oil, watercolor, markers pens, pastels, acrylics, mixed media.Tablet or other digital program OK. Digital enhancement of hand painted piece accepted.The participants may choose their colors and style but they don't communicate or agree how to paint a piece. One artist can do realistic leaves of a tulip while the other can submit a digital flower. The beauty is the surprise of the whole.An impressionist flower or fauvist can be accompanied by surrealist leaves with a fairy sleeping between two leaves.Just an example I am thinking of. Be as creative as you always have dreamed of.

Once the artists decided on which piece they choose they copy the piece and print it on a lettersize page or full page (8.5x11in) .They can transfer their template to  the paper of their choice. Once painting is done they scan/take a sharp photo with a white background.The file is sent to my email:
I will do the assembly and post the finished work in this blog.Artists can link to this post or copy the file to post it on their blog.Send me also an email with your blog and email address if you choose to collaborate.
Now I need a volunteer to choose one of the two segments.Please add your choice in the comment form of this post.
NOTE:We can always have more than one tulip.Also this tulip is one of 6 tulips and sunflower in a flower mandala which we can develop as an independent project later.

Artists working on this project:

Nancie Johnson - working on it...
Rodica Voicu - piece received

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome all artists

This blog welcomes art lovers who paint in any traditional medium or with a tablet or other digital program or just enhance digitally their hand painted piece.
How it works.
When a project is suggested I list the number of participants and add a list for you to reserve a spot. Then separate the whole into equal segments and email a segment to each artist to paint on a white background.The artists receive instructions but they do not see other pieces of the finished product until the project is completed.
The painted piece is sent to me  in an email message and I take care of assembling the pieces of the project.
The final work will be dispalyed on this blog and also on your blog but you cannot sell  a whole artwok.This is collaboration work.
The team work is for creating beauty in a spirit of collaboration and harmony rather than for commercial purposes.
Each project comes with instructions and each participant will have the time he/she needs to complete his/her piece. No deadlines. This is pure fun.