Category Archive: Challenge

Complementary Challenge entry, Ann DeRulle

Ann DeRulle
Balance
20″ x 16″ x 2″, Mixed — Plexiglass/acrylic with paint elevated above a painted wood panel

Balance-ann-derulle
This multidimensional piece represents the primeval polarities of light and dark that interact to generate the world. Using principles of sacred geometry, two circles of opposite colors painted on the elevated plexiglass overlap to create a common area, the vesica piscis or mandorla. Due to its transparency, this area also shows that it contains equal amounts of its opposite color from the background below, all to create a perfect balance of opposites. (Executed totally in the complementary colors of yellow-green and red-purple.)

Ann DeRulle
AnnDeRulleArt.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan
Tangerine Green
42″ x 30″, Acrylic on canvas

tangerine-green-brad-morgan
This piece aims to use simultaneous contrast in a subtle way. My work deals with the desolate world, and clashing subtle hues of green and red are used to create a suitably tense atmosphere, Much in the style of Van Gogh’s ‘Night Cafe with Pool Table’. The challenge here was to utilize bolder colors while maintaining a bleak and cool atmosphere.

Brad Morgan
BradMorganArt.weebly.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Amanda Hernandez

Amanda Hernandez
Gas Mask Required
36″ x 48″, Mixed Media on Canvas
gas-mask-required-amanda-hernandez
This challenge is something that I found fairly easy to work with. In many of my paintings I use contrasting colors to create a tension with the background. I have found that the use of contrasting colors does not have to be drastic within in my work. The subtle use of the colors is what helps to emphasize the tension that I seek. I would gladly do this challenge again!

Amanda Hernandez
AmandaHernandezArt.weebly.com
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Complementary Challenge entry, Suedabeh Ewing

Suedabeh Ewing
Griffin
24 X 36 inches, Oil on Canvas

Griffin
I used complementary colors to bring direct attention specifically to my subject matter: Griffin from Persepolis, Achaemenid period; and to give an other worldly feel to my painting.

The vibrancy in these colors attracts the eyes of the viewer and it’s a great way for artists to capture the attention of their audience.

Suedabeh Ewing
SuedabehEwing.blogspot.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Karolyn Stirewalt

Karolyn Stirewalt
Evening Song
24″ x 24″ acrylic on painted ceiling tile

Evening Song-Karolyn Stirewalt
This painting was created for Boynton Health Services’ Women’s Clinic at the University of Minnesota. It is located above an examination table in one of the patient’s rooms. The use of complimentary colors were intended to help brighten the space where it is displayed, and bring a sense of peace, joy, and healing to the patients at the clinic.

I am an art instructor and teach painting classes, including the use of complementary colors, at my studio, The Creativity and Wellness Center, in Fort Worth.

Karolyn Stirewalt
CreativityandWellnessCenter.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles
Season’s Glow
Acrylic / wc pencil, 30″ x 22″, 2015

SeasonsGlow-sharon-giles
You can’t get more opposite on the color wheel than the Christmas combo of red and green. Originally I was trying to do a abstract based on spheres, but the seasonal idea kept intruding so the painting evolved into somewhat abstract balls for a Christmas tree.
Sharon Giles
sharongilesart.com
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Complementary Challenge entry, Darla Bostick

Darla Bostick
Agave Rojo
watercolor, 15″ x 22″

Agave-Rojo-by-Darla-Bostick
Complementary colors always provide a bit of zing in art pieces. Great idea for a challenge!

Darla Bostick
darlabostick.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Christopher Crouch

Christopher Crouch
My Purple Line
Oil on canvas
42 x 46

christopher-crouch-my-purple-line
The last idea I explored was the use of arbitrary color in portraits. This challenge is great for pushing the use of color to compliment one another aesthetically and emotionally in the piece.

Christopher Crouch
chriscrouch.wix.com/chriscrouch

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Complementary Challenge entry, Jesi Pace-Berkeley

Jesi Pace-Berkeley
Pears and Apples
45″ x 55”
Watercolor

jesi-pace-berkeley-pears-and-apples
Jesi Pace-Berkeley
jesipace-berkeley.com

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COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Art Challenge

Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Crafty Benji by Sharon Giles

Crafty Benji by Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles website

Complementary Colors: cross the color wheel! Enter by June 15th
Contrasting palettes create visual impact, vibrancy or tension in art. Spotlight your subject by surrounding it with a shade or tint of its compliment, or build conflict in the mood. We want to see how you use complementary color in your art!

Enter by June 15th, 2016

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com
Your entry will be posted on Art News DFW and our Facebook Group and Page. Voting is automatically counted via shares on social media sites. The most popular images will be honored with an announcement. All art is copyright the artist.

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com
Include:

  • One image (we’ll post a smallish size, but you can send what you have)
  • The title, size, and medium
  • Your thoughts on the challenge subject
  • Include your website address!

Enter by June 15th, 2016.
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SQUARES Challenge Winners

Announcing our SQUARES Challenge Winners…

Julianne Biehl / 39
Sharon Rose Giles / 30
Duke Horn / 22

Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge. What a wonderful showcase of
artwork from our talented local artists. (Shares counted 10/20/15) Our
next Art Challenge is Complimentary Colors.

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Vote for SQUARES Art Challenge entries now

Go to the Challenge page to see all of the entries for the SQUARES Challenge. Votes will be counted on October 15th.
Vote now for your favorite SQUARES Challenge entries: Click here.

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Squares Challenge entry, Carole Wolanow

Carole Wolanow
Centered
Mosaic, multi-media on porcelain, 13″ x 13″

Centered
Centered is a Multi Media Mosaic piece on porcelain tile. It measures 13 x 13 inches square. I like the challenge, as a lot of my work uses geometric patterns.

Carole Wolanow
carolewolanowmosaicart.com

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Duke Horn

Roundabouts #6 (Scarlett Johannsen) from the Life Carousel Series
Duke Horn
24″x24″
Mixed media on canvas, acrylic, oil, paint markers

Life Carousel series#5
Square compositions present a challenge in that its a little more difficult to create a visual balance with representational painting than with other genres because placement of objects is commanded by the physical shape of the known reality of that object, whereas, with non-objective, abstact, or expressionism, one is able to just “make up” the balance as they go along, letting the shape of the canvas command the action.

Duke Horn
DukeHorn.com

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Rose Giles
Memory Matrix
Mixed Media, 7″ x7″

Sharon-Giles-Memory-Matrix
Whenever I consider squares, I’m reminded of the grid, the visual basis of modern design. Since I hate to feel regimented, I like to render the grid askew. And then contrast it with something organic or messy. In “Memory Matrix” I’m playing with the idea of neurons in the brain, connected and unconnected, in a structure that underlies our memories and our perception of reality.

Sharon Giles
SharonGilesArt.com
etsy.com/shop/ArtbySharonGiles

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Julianne Biehl

Julianne Biehl
Participate in my Transitions
30″ X 24″, oil on canvas

TRANSITIONSjulienne-biehl
My Squares advance, recede, overlap, compete, melt and drip.
They are dancing color swatches evolving from one another and from the teachings of icon, Hans Hofmann.

Julianne Biehl
colormejulianne.com

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SQUARES art Challenge entry, Jacquie King

Jacquie King
Mondrian 2101 Dallas
Digital art

Jacquie-King-Mondrian-2101
I find the subject of squares as an art challenge very interesting on a personal level because I have recently begun using squares, lines, and other geometric forms in my abstract digital work. This is a complete departure for me as I have always used flowing swirls and curves to express myself. Since I am now using squares, I felt compelled to participate. This image is my version of Dallas freeway system.

artbyjacquie@gmail.com
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SQUARES Art Challenge

Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…SQUARES

Game Balls, 25" x 21" watercolor and acrylic. By Gail Delger

Game Balls, 25″ x 21″ watercolor and acrylic. By Gail Delger


GailDelger.com | Gail Delger on Facebook

SQUARES: solid, stable, balanced, angular, structural, staid, traditional. A square is a basic, static shape that conveys a native sense of strength, but repeated, brightly colored, or displayed at skewed angles, it can suddenly imply mass in motion.


Weaving, architecture and sculpture often feature squares and right angles. Cubism distilled complex forms into flat, square and rectilinear shapes. Dadaism exploits squares and jarring angular shapes to disturb the plane.

Enter by October 1st, 2015

  • Show us how you include this basic, yet powerful shape in your artwork.
  • How do you use squares in your artwork: perhaps by physical dimensions, composition or surface design?
  • Does this shape remind you of certain artists or movements?


Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com
Your entry will be posted on Art News DFW and our Facebook Group and Page. Voting is automatically counted via shares on social media sites. The most popular images will be honored with an announcement. All art is copyright the artist.

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com

Include:

  • One image (we’ll post a smallish size, but you can send what you have)
  • The title, size, and medium
  • Your thoughts on the challenge subject
  • Include your website address!

Enter by October 1st.

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TURQUOISE Challenge Winners

Announcing our TURQUOISE Challenge Winners…


Becky Hicks / 275
Jessica Nixon / 186
Donna Weber / 136

Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge. What a wonderful showcase of artwork from our talented local artists. (Shares counted 8/18/15)

Watch for our SQUARES Art Challenge next. We want to see how you include this basic, yet powerful shape in your artwork, either by physical dimensions or surface design.

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TURQUOISE Challenge – Vote by August 15, 2015

Vote at the Challenge Page by August 15th.
Here is a snapshot look at all of our TURQUOISE Challenge entries. You cannot vote on this page.

Click to the Challenge Page to vote for your favorites.
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Vote at the Challenge Page by August 15th.

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Katrina Rasmussen

Katrina Rasmussen
“It Ain’t Bragging If It’s True” Emporium Pies
20 x 24 inches, Mixed Media and Oil

Katrina-Rasmussen-EmporiumPies
I wanted to share a piece that I just completed for this month’s art challenge. Turquoise features prominently in much of my work, but I really love the color combination of Naples Yellow, Umber, Turquoise and a mix of white and yellow ochre. This piece was inspired by Emporium Pies in Oak Cliff, and I wanted to use color and collage to give it a vintage charm.

(Editor’s note-Katrina’s Lakewood Theater II is the featured image on our turquoise challenge announcement.)

Katrina Rasmussen
KatrinaRasmussenFineArt.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Becky Hicks

Becky Hicks
Armadillo Army
24 x 36, Acrylic

Becky-Hicks-Armadillo-Army
Turquoise is more often than not used to create a serene atmosphere. When paired with complementary shades of oranges and reds, turquoise becomes a very happy color. This painting, along with a companion piece, was created for the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth.

Becky Hicks
BeckyHickFineArt.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Margie Taylor

Margie Taylor
People of the Colorado Plateau
48 x 60, Oil

Margie Taylor
Margie Taylor is a pilot and an artist who combines her love of both in her paintings. When she and her husband Ted are traveling, she takes aerial photos from the plane. She then uses these photos for the background and transposes a figure into the painting. She uses colors that are alive and vibrant and her figures are always in action. This painting features a Ute Indian in the midst of a tribal dance performance in Granby, Colorado. The aerial is a Colorado landscape near the Southern plateau.

Margie is a member of the Corsicana Art League, Corsicana, Texas, Art Out of Thin Air, Grand Lake, Colorado, Outdoor Painters Society and American Women Artist.

Margie Taylor
margietaylor@airmail.net

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Jessica Nixon

Jessica Nixon
JHD Sea Adventure Mural
6′ x 12′, Latex acrylic interior wall paint

jessica-nixon-seamural
This was a commissioned piece for a children’s hallway for a church in Farmers Branch. There are two more walls with water themes and two more hallways for other age groups with different themes. With a limited amount of time, this portion took approximately 7 hours to finish. The deep turquoise blue follows through each of the sea themed walls for the children to feel as if they are a part of the scene.

Jessica Nixon
Jessie Bee Creative
NixonNotes.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Diana Prickett

Diana Prickett
Reflection
36 x 28, Acrylic on canvas

Diana-Prickett-Reflection
In many ways you reflect yourself in front of others…calm, serene and it is who you are.
Diana Prickett
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Pamela Oldham

Pamela Oldham
Alex
8″ x 10″

Pamela-Oldham
Turquoise is not a color I had used much until recently. I was introduced to it’s unique ability to add a spark to almost any work during a recent workshop. Though not a color I would personally use for decor or clothing I love the spark of energy and life it brings to work.

Pamela Oldham
PamelaOldham.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Alyson Appleton

Alyson Appleton
Strange Fur
30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas

StrangeFur
The turquoise challenge is very intriguing in that it represents how a single color can conjure so many different images, emotions and feelings.

The color turquoise reminds me of rich fabrics, exotic places and an air of mystery. This piece I created by adding layer upon layer of color to the canvas. What resulted from my experimentation with color, texture, and movement of brushstrokes reminds me of a soft fur. Perhaps belonging to some exotic animal from an imaginary world or maybe the strangely beautiful petals on a long extinct flowering plant.

Alyson Appleton
Alyson Appleton’s art on Facebook

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Kathy Mackey

Kathy Mackey
Drops In The Ocean
24 x 30, Oil, Palette Knife

Kathy-Mackey
The ocean has always held a fearful emotion for me. I love to look at and listen to the ocean but it holds a mystery for me. When I think of the depth it is with a fear of unknowing. But, it is always my “go to” escape. This reminds me of the beautiful colors of the ocean while visiting Turks & Caicos…brilliant turquoise radiating the sun light at dusk and dawn.

Kathy Mackey
KathyBakerMackeyArt.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles
Love and Roses
24 x 24 in., acrylic mixed media on canvas

SharonGilesLoveAndRoses
My favorite colors are the tertiary colors, and turquoise is the queen of those. It’s also my go-to color for fixing problems or for adding interest or glamour to paintings. Turquoise is a blue with light in it and just lifts my spirits. Usually it is not the feature player, but an assist, but in this painting “Love and Roses” turquoise is the dominant color along with red.

SharonGilesArt.com
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Patricia Jacobson

Patricia Jacobson
Grazing
5” x 7”, Acrylic on Canvas

Bull-patricia-jacobson
Patricia Jacobson
pmjacobson09@gmail.com
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Mary Kaye McElwee

Mary Kaye McElwee
From Above
20x16x1.5, Encaustic/gold leaf on panel

FROM-ABOVE
Reminds me of the beauty of the Carribean
Mary Kaye McElwee
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Sue Killingsworth

Sue Killingsworth
March Orchid Blooms
12″ x 24”, Oil Painting
march-orchid-blooms-by-sue-killingsworth
I love turquoise because it is a very confident and calming color. When you marry it with its brash orange compliment, it is a peacemaker, but holds its own boldness. Turquoise is also the color that gives copper is beautiful patina – a natural example of harmonious compliments.

Sue Killingsworth on Etsy
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Jayshree Bihari

Dr. Jayshree Bihari
A Spiritual Journey
48 x 24 x 1.6 inches, Acrylic on canvas

A-Spiritual-Journey-by-Dr.-Jayshree-Bihari
My work, “A Spiritual Journey” portrays the journey to one’s inner self. It reconnoiters the questions of “what is life?” and “who am I?”. It depicts the belief that at some point in time, we pass from ignorance to a true vision of Zen realization. It illustrates the Zen belief that “our enlightenment is timeless yet, our realization of it occurs in time.” And for this piece, I could not think of any other color than turquoise to bring in a sense of peace as we move on in our respective journeys to our inner selves.
This particular original piece is not for sale but prints are available.

Dr. Jayshree Bihari
artsutracreations.com
art_sutra@yahoo.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge, Roberta Mallard

Roberta Mallard
Reading to Bubba
10″ x 10″, Acrylic on canvas

Reading-to-Bubba1-roberta-mallard
Turquoise is one of my very favorite colors. It has a muted excitement about it with a positive feel. Great when matched with purple, red or yellow ochre and as a highlight color. It is always on my cactus paintings and is an exceptionally good color to use when showing light and sky through trees.

Here, it surrounds the boys and highlights their intensity and brotherhood.

Roberta Mallard
robertamallard-localcolor.com

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TURQUOISE Challenge, Leah Hendricks

Leah Hendricks
Gulf Currents 1
24in x 36in, Mixed Media

TerraScapes_GulfCurrents-1-leah-hendricks
I was very excited when I saw the announcement for the Turquoise Challenge! Turquoise is my favorite color, and the color I use most frequently in my work. This painting, Gulf Currents 1, utilizes acrylic paint, gel medium, abalone shells, mirrored fragments, craft and issue paper, and metallic powder combined to create waves of textural layers, inspired by the Gulf of Mexico. The painting and textures continue around all sides of the extra wide frame and is part of my TerraScapes series. Gulf Currents 1 is currently on display at the Colorado State Capitol building.

Leah Hendricks
LeahHendricksFineArt.com
Leah Hendricks on Etsy
Leah Hendricks on Facebook

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