Painting Around the world with Jon and Ginger Photo Challenge
March 2020 Japanese Red Flower Tub
Step 1. Paint the photo shown on an 8x10 canvas with acrylic paint.
Step 2. Send us the picture using the form provided.
Earn a certificate by sending us a photo of your finished 8X10 Painting that you can print and frame between March 2 and March 31. The form must be submitted by April 7th.
We will be doing a new photo challenge every month from photos of Jon and Ginger’s travels.
Be sure to fill out the form provided, (Coming soon)
NOTE: Do not use the Contact Us form ON THE HOME PAGE.
These little challenges are for you to see not only what you have learned, but what you need to improve on. There will be no PACs (Personal Art Coaching) offered on the lesson during the “active” month. In April,
Ginger will do a full tutorial on this particular painting which will be posted here. At that time, any of the Senior Academy Members at www.gingercooklive.gallery can request a PAC or Personal Art Coaching.
Note about the photograph. You may notice that the photograph is a little "soft" which will not affect your ability to paint it, but it is because this is a small portation of the entire photograph that we will share next month.
'This is NOT a competition, but more of a personal growth “test” to see where you are and see if you are improving. For us, it gives a gauge to determine what types of lessons might be helpful in the future if we are seeing a common struggle among the artists.
You will notice that right now, March 2020, there is no video tutorial! Not yet! Look for that the following month. Our goal is to teach you to be an artist and paint your own photographs or reference material.
This is your chance to share so show us what you can do. We encourage everyone to participate and give this a try. We want to see your vision of this photograph on canvas. The size is 8×10 and only this size for the challenge will be accepted.
Ginger will create a special Pinterest board for each month's paintings submitter. You can only submit one. Paintings must be cropped and in focus.
See the "What to Paint Photo" tab below for full image larger.
Here Jon is posing for a fellow photographer while we were walking through the Japanese Garden.
You will be painting the photo that is under the "What to Paint Photo" tab...not me! You will need to paint an 8x10" with acrylics to be considered for the "Certificate of Completion".
This is an "Introductory Level" or what used to be known as a "1-Cookie" level challenge.
- Titanium White
- Mixing / Zinc / Transparent White
- Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
- Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
- Southern Ocean Blue (Matisse) OR combine Phthalo Green, Titanium White and Phthalo Blue (Green Shade if Liquitex)
- Phthalo Green (Blue Shade if Liquitex)
- Dioxazine Purple
- Napthol Crimson
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Quinacridone Magenta
- Designer Magenta
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Umber
Palette knife for mixing paint
#12 Bright Brush
#8 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/4" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
Fine Mist Bottle
8" x 10" Canvas