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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
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Of course you are more than welcome to post your own incredulous combination of your choice

Looking forward to seeing your artwork!
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Ohhh, so inspiring pictures!!! looks like I enjoy surrealism
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:
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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!
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Nice one Christel!! Looks like the eagle bypassed the dog and is going for the girl!
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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.
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Haha! I love it, tuscanny!
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Glad you love it, Sarah. Looking forward to seeing your work.
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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
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Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Lamar!
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A different palette making her look a little ghostly? A4
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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!
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Thanks Terri!
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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.
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Looking forward to your work, Jennie!
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