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Old 10-01-2017, 08:49 AM
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WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER DIFFERENT STROKES CHALLENGE




If you would like to host a Different Strokes, please see the Schedule thread here

Please read the guidelines below carefully.

GUIDELINES:
On the first of each month a reference photo (or photos) will be posted in a thread entitled "Different Strokes".

All entries must be for this challenge and in acrylics - any type of acrylic.
Join in the discussion about the project - it's friendly and fun to learn how others are coping/struggling/thriving!!! But no visual images!
Help can be gained from asking but also from looking for resource materials elsewhere - the RIL e.g.
A 'reveal' date for all is 21st of the month - that gives us 3 weeks to make the work, plus an extra week for latecomers.
Interpret the ideas any way you wish - be inventive, realistic, influenced by another style or '...ism' - it's up to you!

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD WORK TO THE THREAD BEFORE THE 21ST OF THE MONTH.** Much more exciting and fun to see what 'masterpieces' appear!
If work is uploaded early it will be moved to a safe place until 21st.

At the end of the month the thread /discussion will be closed and a new challenge will begin.

**Please note, the single 'reveal' date is chosen so that we do not influence each other with our individual interpretations ......
that's the whole point of it being called 'Different Strokes'!
By all means ask questions in the thread or initiate discussion about the challenge - just don't post images!!!

The challenge this month is .....

The Autumnal Season

....... just let the imagination roam!

(With apologies for any Down-underers joining us!!!...)

Fall (or Autumn for us this side of The Pond) is sometimes the end of summer and at other times, the prelude to winter - we can experience such great changes in our weather patterns and temperatures.

It's also the season of 'mellow fruitfulness', Harvest Festivals and Halloween.

It's the time for 'putting the gardens to bed', finding our warmer clothes, kicking the leaves around - or the winds blowing them, glorious colours and lovely low, late afternoon light ........ then the long dark nights and cosy fires!

Whatever the season means to you, that's what I'm inviting you to paint. ....... any genre, any interpretation ... as long as it's using acrylics!

These few images are guides for colours - if you need them.

by Lisilk - high res

by Sundiver. High res.

RIL links -
Autumn images

Foods, Fruits and Veg


Some Halloween under 'Holidays




If you need more images of Autumn/Harvest/Produce/Halloween then check out the RIL, a massive resource!
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:24 AM
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

ooh! fun! I plan to go plein air painting with a friend tomorrow. Maybe I'll take acrylics instead of watercolors
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Nice opportunity Mary - hope the weather stays nice for you.
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Great theme, Maureen. I will look forward to this.

Autumn is funny here as our trees are mostly conifers, the "colour change" in the foliage is quite subtle. It is mainly the skies that go from "blue" to "grey". As they are today.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:38 PM
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

I drove through lots of fallen golden and flame-coloured leaves today - then late afternoon there were thunderous dark grey clouds overhead - what a contrast!
I'm sure you'll come up with something good Colin!
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Autumn is a nice choice and I'm sure we will have many lovely artworks.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:55 AM
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Cheers Dianna
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

I finished one! It doesn't look much like autumn, but it's what autumn looks like here...plein air finished in studio.
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Out here there are a lot of golden trees now. Of course, I already have a pile of fall photos. My plans to get stuff done last month didn't turn out like I hoped but I'll try to take part this month.
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

Plenty of refs for you then Michelle ..... go girl, go!!!

Mary, glad you got out to paint .... here the wind would have made it impossible today!
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

I think I know what I'm going to do for this.
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

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I have ideas but no firm ones yet
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

For some reason, NOT shaping up to be a pretty Autumn here in PA. We have an abundance of maple trees as well as other hard woods & usually by now the hills are quite pretty. Not so this year... I'd blame the current occupant of the White House for the so-so foliage but that would be silly & getting political and I shouldn't do that in this forum.
Just finished an autumn painting from photo from last year - right up the road from my house.
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

So that makes one ready for 21st Nancy? Good!
Too many winds are stripping the trees quickly. (
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Re: Different Strokes Challenge : October 2017

whoops! forgot and posted the one I planned to post here in another forum! I guess I'll have to paint another one.
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