Welcome to the March, 2011 edition of Different Strokes.
If you would like to host a Different Strokes, please see the Schedule thread here
- it is a sticky near the top of the main forum page.
Please read the guidelines below carefully.
On the first of each month a reference photo will be posted in a thread entitled "Different Strokes".
Each member interested in taking the challenge will create a painting using the chosen reference (whole or cropped) and on the 20th of each month participants will upload their interpretation of the reference for discussion within this thread, finished or not.
We all paint from the same reference but sometimes a host may include additional images for help, clarity or guidance.
PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD WORK TO THE THREAD BEFORE THE 20TH OF THE MONTH.**
At the end of the month the thread /discussion will be closed and a new challenge will begin.
Artwork can be any size on any surface but MUST be acrylic. Monthly references will be selected by the guides and moderators (but please note the additional comment above).
**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'!
THIS MONTH'S REFERENCE:
I must admit I have an ulterior motive for choosing this photo. I have been meaning to paint it for a while now. It is of Nice harbour. Amongst the luxury yachts at one end (just visible in the top right) there are the boats of the local fishermen. This is my photo, so please feel free to use as you wish.
Larger version - RIL