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Old 01-31-2018, 08:36 PM
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February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

WELCOME TO THE February 2018 DIFFERENT STROKES CHALLENGE

If you would like to host a Different Strokes, please see the Schedule thread here http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1302516

Please read carefully the guidelines below.

GUIDELINES:
On the first of each month a reference photo (or photos) or an idea or subject 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.

**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!!!

This month's challenge is:
PAINTING CREATIVELY WITH VEGETABLES

Look at the painting by Guiseppe Arcimboldo who used vegetables creatively, fruits too!

But here are some vegetables from my kitchen ...not arranged creatively! I wonder what you have lurking there and waiting to be painted?




Have a happy, healthy month and I look forward to seeing the results from the 21st!
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:38 PM
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Aah, what an intriguing idea. I will have to see what is at the grocer's.
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Great challenge Margaretta. You did say vegetables yet you showed bananas and oranges and a lime which are fruit. Joey Archimbaldo used fruit as well.

Sooooo are fruit to be considered as faux veggies for this month? And what about tomatoes? US supreme court in 1893 declared tomatoes as a veggie but biologically it is a fruit. But the "tree" on which it grows is not a tree but an herb (or is it "a herb?")

And what about coconuts and macadamia nuts?
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Interesting, I'll have to think on this.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:23 AM
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Yes you may have your nuts too, OH! Tomato is a fruit despite the other classification. A sort of hermaphrodite of the plant world I suppose?
I just photographed what I had available on that snowy day. Everything stops in the UK in the snow so I didn't go shopping but I'll bet there will be some exotic stuff in all your homes, fruit and veggies.
Do be careful where you put your pumpkins OH; I'm still recovering from your Hallowe'en painting!
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Hi,

Great challenge and thanks for hosting. So painting vegetables with a vegetable....Cool. Going to work on taping a few various leafy types together and see what sort of brush strokes we come up with.....fun.
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Wording is important lol. I know, I struggle with words all the time. But lets try to clarify here. Painting creatively with vegetables sounds like you want us to do some potato stamping and stuff like that.

The rest of the description sounds more like you want us to paint pictures with vegetable, and fruits, in a creative way. Then maybe the title should have been "Painting fruits and vegetables creatively". Or something like that.

Either way, interesting idea. You're really going to make us think this month.

I guess technically every vegetable is really something else... fruit, seeds, roots, leaves, etc. To me a fruit is sweet, so I call a tomato a vegetable.
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Garlic.....lots of cloves of garlic!......
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A fun challenge!
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

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Do be careful where you put your pumpkins OH; I'm still recovering from your Hallowe'en painting!
Hey Margaretta, great idea! I'll merge the lady and the pumpkin!

How about Andy Worhol's painting of a Campbell soup can with his image in its center? Does this qualify? After all, a nut and some fruit!
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Lavenderfrost: I think you can interpret in your individual style as long as it's acrylics, vegetables and/or/ with/ without fruit or nuts. The creativity and fun is the key!
Old Hobbyist: I have no words ... and as for Woody.....
I'd love to see Mayfly flicking soggy leaves
Talisman, don't sit near Bluefish while you are cogitating; he will be very smelly with all that garlic!
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Intriguing challenge Margaretta.
Do you remember the tv advert, within the last couple of years, where the 'landscape'background was made from food .... broccoli trees, bread hills etc? ..... one of the supermarkets adverts ...... so there are some ideas to get Jim and Woody away from the exotic ladies!!!!!
I look forward to seeing what Carl uses for his brush ..... sweetcorn silks?

Ah well, I'll start my shopping list!
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Yes, Maureen, now you've reminded me of those landscapes. Doubtless OH and Woody would find ways to fit their exotic ladies into vegetative backgrounds.
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Re: February 2018 Different Strokes Challenge

Woodie went shopping for 'two walnuts and a watermelon' and OH was eyeing 'three cantaloups'.....
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Intriguing challenge Margaretta.
Do you remember the tv advert, within the last couple of years, where the 'landscape'background was made from food .... broccoli trees, bread hills etc? ..... one of the supermarkets adverts ...... so there are some ideas to get Jim and Woody away from the exotic ladies!!!!!
I look forward to seeing what Carl uses for his brush ..... sweetcorn silks?

Ah well, I'll start my shopping list!

HEY!!!! Remember the slang for pretty girls back in the forties and fifties....the called 'em TOMATOES!!!!

Anyway we've all eaten vegetables....maybe it's time the vegetables started eating YOU!!!!

I'll have to think on this
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