AUGUST 2020 EXHIBIT
Below are the artworks from the August 2020 exhibit. To see the current exhibit please click here.
This Month we had 2 Themes:
1) Fantasy Creatures
2) Environments (Forests, Mountains, Beaches, etc.)
Title: Space Terror
Artist: Justin Preston
The terror that Claire felt as the creature enveloped her was not that she would soon be joining her crew mates. But that she finally figured out what had been bothering her the entire 5 year mission. In her rush to meet launch time, she had forgotten to take the kitchen trash out. O how rancid the apartment would smell! And it was this that brought on a scream of terror that was silently joined by her crew mates.
Title: Mundari Cow
Artist: Taria Dawson
Other Links: Etsy
Not quite a fantasy creature as this painting is based on a real animal but I like to think I have captured it in a slightly fantastical way.
This is one of the cows I saw while staying with the Mundari tribe in South Sudan. Life revolves around cows, cow excretions and trading cows for women (dowries).
It was absolutely fascinating spending a couple of days observing the daily routines of the people…and the cows.
Title: VISHNU – Hindu Mythology God (from PS game🎮 PERSONA 5)
Artist: Eesha Hariramani
Other Links: Etsy
This is my first in fantasy character painting! And i loved the way it turned out.😍.
I wanted to do a fantasy painting for #galleryoffriends theme for this month, when my teenage son who is a gaming champion, showed me this character #vishnu from his game #Persona and i fell in love with it. When i was done with it, he gave me the best ever compliment “Mom, this is my favorite amongst all ur arts til date!” 🥰❤
》A short description about Vishnu in Hindu Mythology:
Vishnu is one of the primary deities in the Hindu pantheon. He is called The Preserver and is known for a kindly demeanor and genuine interest in the welfare of humanity. In the Hindu religion, Vishnu the Preserver is one of the three principle deities of the Trimurti (Hindu Triad) along with Brahma, the Creator, and Shiva, the Destroyer.
As the preserver, Vishnu maintains balance within the world, and at the end of our current aeon he will appear as his final avatar Kalki and judge whether mortals have been good or evil. After this, the universe will end and creation will start anew. He is depicted with up to four arms, blue skin, holding a chakra wheel, a lotus flower, a mace and a conch, and rides on the back of Garuda. He also sleeps on the back of a great naga named Ananta Shesha.
He is the husband of the goddess Lakshmi in all her incarnations and has ten personal incarnations starting with Matsya and ending with Kalki. He may also be worshipped in the form of Harihara, the perfect fusion of Vishnu and Shiva.
》For more info, go to this site: https://megamitensei.fandom.com/wiki/Vishnu
Title: Old Friend
Artist: Julie Peterson Shea
Other Links: Artist Website
Years ago, I started creating these winged frogs. I envisioned them as an army hiding in the shadows and behind leaves in a magical forest. They would use acorns as their weapons to protect their home in the forest. I titled this piece “Old Friend” because to me drawing winged frogs again was like talking to an old friend picking up right where we left off.
Artist: Pigi Glarou
The main idea was to make a forest autumn scenery and test my abilities, as I haven’t experimented much using brushes for painting forests, trees etc. I am satisfied with this amateurish try and also added a figure, that I haven’t thought about who or what it may be, maybe an elf or a wanderer. 🙂 It’s acrylics on canvas panel 15×20 cm
Title: Ocean Painting
Artist: Kris Kou
After three months struggling with how to paint landscape by using Acrylic Gouache, finally could this ocean piece be finished! And now as a gift to one of my friend who was making and showing us wonderful landscape works during that time and inspired me a lot 🙂
Title: Bilby, Australian desert marsupial
Artist: Helen Page
Inspired after hearing a news story that Bilbies have bred in the wild for the first time in a century.
Childhood memories fled back as they are similar to Bandicoots. As a child on holiday, camping in the bush, one raided our tent at night!
A4 acrylic paint pens in my style
Artist: Cristina Kramp
Other Links: Artist Blog Post
Underneath is one of a three painting collection.
Icebergs are fascinating to me, they come in all shapes and sizes and they are made of frozen freshwater that has broken off a glacier.
The bulk of its mass lies beyond the surface. They are a perfect way to represent people. Most of us see each other in glimpses of time, and unless we really take the time to get to know somebody, we mostly touch the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to knowing someone.
Artist: Emmanuelle Bru
(française) Envie de changer et de faire un peu de gouache. Bon, le problème, c’est que je ne suis pas trop équipée en gouache. Du coup j’ai utilisé celle de mes pitchous avec une qualité bof bof.
J’attends donc ma commande de Royal Talens France @royaltalensfrance pour continuer un peu dans cette voie 😊
(english) Want to change and do some gouache. Well, the problem is, I’m not too well equipped with gouache. So I used my toddler’s with a blah blah quality.
I am therefore awaiting my order from Royal Talens France to continue a little in this way 😊
Artist: Rachel E
I’ve wanted to do some bird studies for ages now. I guess I jumped in at the deep end with these guys but I think their colours and tiny feathers are so beautiful. I really wanted to have a go at making them as iridescent and stunning as they are. Maybe I kind of got there in some places!
These are just 7 of the 325+ species across the Earth. They all consume half their body weight daily in sugar, can fly up to 30mph and have a heart rate of 1200 bpm! Also the only birds that can fly backwards as they actually have a different wing structure to other birds.
Title: Beyond the clouds
My take on #dtiys challenge hosted by amazing Ally @alrun.art . I was so excited about this one. At first I envisioned it to be vibrant clouds and the girl on a cliff, but in the meantime got the better idea so I made a cloud forest instead. Because you know.. it’s a forest. A must in my paintings 😅
I really enjoyed the process and I hope you like the final look. You can check the speed paint as well.
Song: The song of caged bird (Lindsey Stirling)
Reference photo by Scott Rennie @scott_rennie_photo
I love it when an illustration tells a story. All my favourite artworks tell one, and the job is well done when after seeing it, you can imagine what happened before and after the drawn scene.
Artist: Sarah Granville
Other Links: Artist Website
Not a Raven or a Macaw 🦜 definitely an Heron and not a Blue Heron apparently they have white necks 🤷🏻♀️. This has been going for about a week as life just gets in the way 🙄
Painted on rough Saunders Waterford paper using Winsor & Newton paints. I wanted a dramatic background and put that in first which was fun, used masking fluid put on using a calligraphy pen for more accuracy and to save my brushes. Sometimes I use a sharpened twig which works well too. A bit of white Gouache at the end and a white roller-ball to add some details. Ta Dah!
Title: Lake Michigan Pre Sunset
Artist: Maria Gehrke
Other Links: Artist Website
A sunset lake Michigan painting as a very very belated birthday gift for my friend and photographer Rose ( @randomcreativeart)
I used one of her gorgeous photographs as a reference (5th picture)
Who else here thinks that beach sunsets are so gorgeous and soothing? 🌅
I also made a couple of bookmarks for my stocking-stuffer stash.
One is essentially the sketch to this painting, where I was figuring out which colors to use. The second is half my daughter’s creation. She came into my work room and wanted to paint too of course. I added some golden leaves later to round it out.