Eric’s art challenge: sky

May 14, 2016

Helloo, helloooo!

Long time, no DC.
I’m so happy that Eric has called a new DC, Drawing Challenge, which has now been renamed AC, Art Challenge. (And it’s our 194th! WOW)

It’s so lovely, and I think Melodye suggested it first, but it’s true that we are all so diversified that the word “art” seems to suit more than “drawing”.

So back to the AC πŸ˜€ Eric has called for sky, and what a glorious subject that is.

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I love skies. I love my grey, cool blue Vancouver sky, and I love my Armageddon dramatic Oxfordshire sky.

So I picked up my oils and my brushes…

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…and I painted myself a sky on some oil painting paper.

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And then, while the paint was still wet, I flipped my brush around and scratched a little saying thru the wet paint. It reads: “Clouds float into my life to colour my sunset.” Never to bring me down with rain. πŸ˜€

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Come pop over to Eric’s this weekend and check out everyone’s skies, and also check in with Ariane on a weekly basis to see if anyone’s called the art challenge for the week and come join us.

A Sunday painting en plein air with Opus
Painting on ephemera workshop day

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  • Reply eric May 14, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Wonderful photo from the Vancouver sky with the wide Canadian landscape. And your painting is so dramatic, love the unfinished state as well!
    Thanks for joining Veronica. – eric

  • Reply roberto May 14, 2016 at 6:17 am

    It is a pity that i didnt notice about this new challeng. i like EricΒ΄s idea. Tell me please Veronica. how can i know about every new challenge?
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  • Reply Norma May 14, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I love words with art. in art, beside art, collaged, added, screaming, softly suggesting, making points, statements, quotes, expressing feelings, ideas, expanding a visual idea to a more intellectual one. I just love words in art and I love your art here Veronica. *Brava* and dancing the fandango (yeah easy for me to say…you can’t see me. HA!) N, x
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  • Reply Jo May 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Oh wonderful. The sky has such a great “language”.
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  • Reply tinyWOOLF May 15, 2016 at 12:36 am

    you would jump right in, you would! and when you do, the earth moves right up into the skies. i am loving your clouds’n’sky. just like that, you paint it up and offer it to us.
    hello, hello, dear friend, i haven’t been around much… nx

  • Reply Tammie May 15, 2016 at 5:55 am

    i love photographs of wonderful skies
    as yours is
    and your painting moves me
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  • Reply Patrice May 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    like the image
    love your painting!!
    and the saying
    it moves me

    thank you

  • Reply Lucia May 16, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Dear Veronica,
    you have captured the Vancouver sky very well. And I am glad I can remind you on your Homeland with my russian sky. I life only 30 km to the Border to Czech (and Poland too). But I do not know about pink light here in Europe. Maybe this is because I never saw something other then this sky. So it is good to see your Painting and feel the blue light.
    Best wishes from Lucia
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  • Reply Stefanie May 16, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I would love to join you and your fellow artist painting plein air (see the following post)!
    x Stefanie

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  • Reply Melodye May 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    That Armageddon sky is so aptly named. Terrifying in its beauty. I love, too, your oil painting, and the way you describe your process. You make it sound as easy as a lazy cloud, floating across the sky, but I know for sure that it’s your voice of experience (and practiced hand) that brings these paintings to life.

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson May 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Ah, the sky is one of my favorite things; sometimes I inadvertently risk running off the road because I’m watching the sky while driving. I wish I had known about the AC. You have captured it beautifully!
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    YOu make me smile! Always … your photography is divine and then you go and paint it? Hugs πŸ˜€

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