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tuscanny 03-30-2019 12:50 PM

Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
The subject for this month's challenge is surrealism or super realism. Thanks to Terri for her suggestion.Here is a very detailed explanation of the movement called surrealism in wikipedia.
As far as I can understand iit, it is a combination of elements juxtaposed in such a way that it is very improbable and far fetched:) Another expression I like to use for it is fantasy. Have a look at the October thread
Here are some examples I've picked from pixabay

tuscanny 03-30-2019 12:53 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Of course you are more than welcome to post your own incredulous combination of your choice:lol:

Looking forward to seeing your artwork!

Mira88 03-30-2019 04:00 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Ohhh, so inspiring pictures!!! :heart: looks like I enjoy surrealism :lol:
Thanks, Christel, for this lovely selection! I'll choose one from yours or (and? :)) maybe look for something myself. I already have a "schedule" for the paintings I need to do but I can't miss this - it looks SO cool! :wink:

terriks 03-30-2019 04:47 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Fun stuff, Christel! Thanks for the link to the detailed explanation on Surrealism. It sure does lead to some amazing work - I usually think first of Dali, but that's hardly fair. I had no idea it had been around so long!

Your eagle chasing the beachgoers makes me laugh. I will have a go at something here...decisions, decisions! :)

raizes 03-30-2019 07:24 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Nice one Christel!! Looks like the eagle bypassed the dog and is going for the girl!

tuscanny 03-31-2019 01:05 AM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Thanks Terri , Mira and Rich! Actually it started off with the eagle and the girl and I added the dog as an afterthought to form a triangle.:lol:

SarahY 04-01-2019 04:53 AM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Haha! I love it, tuscanny!

tuscanny 04-01-2019 11:12 AM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Glad you love it, Sarah. Looking forward to seeing your work.

laika 04-01-2019 02:31 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
That gigantic eagle looks like he means business, Christel!

I'll have to rummage through my dreams for something suitably surreal. Last April would have been a cinch, as I was hallucinating 24/7 for a while there due to the nature of that stroke :eek:

tuscanny 04-01-2019 11:41 PM

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Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Lamar!

tuscanny 04-01-2019 11:43 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
A different palette making her look a little ghostly? A4

terriks 04-02-2019 07:55 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Ooo, she does indeed look a bit ghostly here, Christel. I like it! Beautiful sky, too. It's always fun to see everyone's interpretations of these surreal images.

I haven't started on anything yet. The only thing I've been painting lately is a room! :lol:

tuscanny 04-02-2019 11:54 PM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Thanks Terri!

JenieJo 04-03-2019 08:12 AM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
I do a lot of digital surrealism, have ventured into OPs and surrealism but usually with less complex subjects. With such a great selection, I'll be starting straight away.

tuscanny 04-03-2019 11:08 AM

Re: Oil pastel challenge and chat for April 2019
 
Looking forward to your work, Jennie!


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