The art challenge for November was quite different than past challenges. Creating a cityscape impressionism rendition was something I felt would challenge us a little bit further to help us grow. The only way we get better is to practice as much as possible, right. I cannot express enough that when others join me in these challenges it just makes my day, thank you again!!!
Of course I did not consider holidays when I chose this challenge but its ok. I had fun with it and I am happy to see a couple of others joined in with me.
I was inspired by this artist named Leonid Afremov. He was a contemporary impressionist oil painter who focused mainly on seascapes, and cityscape paintings. I think I was drawn to the bright colors he used in his work, loved it. And the fact he used a palette knife was an additional interest for me. I haven’t used a palette knife in awhile since I have been painting a lot of watercolor paintings. This one of the Rooster was one of my first paintings with a palette knife.
For this challenge we all went with a different design, here is our versions of impressionism. From my research impressionism is a movement in the way you paint, a moment captured through brush strokes, light and movement. I think we did pretty good for our first attempts.
If you have a few minutes you can see me actually painting the cityscape. I had fun with this one but I got to say recording is challenging but fun. So work in progress for sure.
Thank you again for participating in the art challenge. Great job everyone!!!
Have an amazing day.