Monday, 26 July 2010

Having fun as a group!!

How's that for a subject title ... I wonder what you thought I meant. LOL.

It's been a while since my Art Forum ran what we call the 'Picture Puzzle' but we are again pooling our resources to contribute to another painting.

None of the artists have seen the photograph that the painting will be taken from. They have each been sent a small portion of the photo, which they will paint in their own way. Each painted segment will then be slotted into place on a blank template, and the complete painting will gradually take shape.

Although the main purpose of the 'puzzle' is to have some fun with our art, there is a serious side to it. The sides of each segment must be accuratey reproduced or the portion won't fit very well with it's neighbours. It's also a great way of appreciating the particular style of each artist. On this occassion we've thrown the picture open to any medium, including Digital Imaging, so the final result will be even more varied than it usually is. This image links to my main site so it will update automatically as new squares are completed.

Great fun!!!


  1. John I just returned to your site because of the comment on mine... You are a very interesting, and inspiring artist. ( Of course your an artist!!) I love the way you just put yourself out there for all the world to see. I hid for about 40 years! GOOD LUCK! and come back for a visit. I know I'll be back here..Drawings are fantastic. and Let that water just flow,,, water, water, water...

  2. Thank you Barbra. I want to try and do much more wet-in-wet so I'll be following your site to pick up tips.

  3. This collection of individual paintings, is going to look very interesting..... what a great idea! - thankyou for visiting my blog and also the nice comment.

  4. This is an interesting project. I'd love to do something like this.

  5. Sue, it's great fun, but there's a serious side too. If the individual squares aren't reasonably accurate then they don't fit together very well. We're soon to launch a new one and we'd be very happy for you to join in. ;-)