My friend Debbie has set me the Art Challenge. It’s a North American Facebook thing (I think!). You’re supposed to post samples of your artwork to FB, and name others to take up the challenge after you. How come you ask (not having spotted me recently in a beret holding a paintbrush or three. Well, when Debbie was over recently we visited Constable Country and I was using my phone to take some snaps and burbling on a bit about it, since I used to do it a bit more seriously with an SLR, and still enjoy thinking a picture through or trying something different. So I’ve said yes to the challenge, as I’d already decided to do some more photographing and drawing as part of my own challenge to myself during Lent (as much to get me back into the Great Outdoors as anything). As it’s a Lent thing for me, I’m not going to just run this for 5 days on FB, but put up a weekly post instead of some of my attempts, old and new.
For starters here’s one I took when we visited Constable Country with Debbie. I wasn’t trying to recreate an Old Master, but I did play around with it in Photoshop a bit afterwards.
Oh yes, and I wonder whether Rachel Nicholls would like to share some of her amazing artwork for worship, Melanie McFadyen any of her lovely vestments, or Derek Hollis some of his close ups of birds. Or any of you other secret artists out there for that matter.