April 13 Challenge for Art Journalers and artwork giveaway.

April is here! This month will be special. I will host a challenge for the Art Journalers group and create a one of a kind piece of art as a GIVEAWAY for my readers. During the April I will share my “work in progress” original grid painting on 11×14 canvas board and randomly choose the lucky participant of the game of chance who will receive the finished artwork. For the canvas painting I will use professional grade materials.

To take part in the giveaway draw, you must be an active member of this website/blog

http://oksanatepporiginalart.com  and live a comment during the month of April for this post to put your name on the list.

For the April 13 challenge at http://artjournaling.ning.com  as a Host I offered a GRID PAINTING method for creating a page with all kind of ” forgotten” art and craft supplies and leftovers. It is a very useful exercise for an artist as a study of one object. You need to choose one simple item and create multiple images in the grid. Every image should be different: in different light, view angle, position etc.

Colors: use only primary colors Yellow, Red, and Blue. White and black can be used for contrast and making your mixed color lighter/darker. Using these colors create the background for your page as a grid.

In my example page I used craft acrylic paints which I had bought a long time ago for kids craft project and never used since.It is a perfect material as my “forgotten art supply”. My journal page has 6 squares grid:

  1. Yellow+ White
  2. Yellow+Blue+Red+White
  3. Red+Blue+White
  4. Red+Yellow+White
  5. Yellow+Blue
  6. Blue+White

The paper I used for the journal page was partly covered with different paint and ink marks, because it was used as a surface protection and a palette during my earlier painting. So I wanted to save some of it as a part of my new page. That is why I made a quick sketch of the grid with the images first, then painted background of each grid square around the image. For the image I have chosen a tea-cup with soccer. I arranged my items in variety of positions and sketched them in my grid. Then I outlined images with black paint and highlighted with white.

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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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One Response to April 13 Challenge for Art Journalers and artwork giveaway.

  1. LindyLu says:

    This makes a very cool journal page. I never thought about doing it this way but I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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