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2018 May Art Dare


Create a drawing outdoors using any media!

Need inspiration?  Look at these artists:
Urban Sketchers, James Gurney, Rembrandt’s etchingsAntonio López García, Caspar David Friedrich, Norman Ackroyd, Andrew Wyeth

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Watercolor Painting, Susan Ploeg

Susan Ploeg
Cycladic Island Hillside (top image)
Venetian Fortress (bottom image)
watercolor on Arches paper
7″ x 10″

May Art Dare Prize


“Arriving in Greece with just a couple days to go before the Art Dare deadline, I had intended to sketch outdoors with my Tombow brush pens.  The clear light of the Greek Island of Paros just asked for the delicacy of watercolor, so I made these paintings while the brush pens waited for another day.

These two images represent the two main color themes I saw around me: landscape colors of lavender, cool greens plus straw yellows and seascapes of cobalt blue, ultramarine, turquoise and lavender.  Shifting light and moving objects keep the painting process a little tentative, which is why I enjoy the lively challenge of painting outdoors.”

Watercolor Painting, Susan Ploeg


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