Challenge 72 – Pear on a Branch

paint and draw together challenge 72
Welcome to our first challenge in our new PADT home. I am so excited and thrilled to see all the technology coming to life and working (fingers crossed) as expected.

Everybody is invited to join in as a free PADT member. Everybody is welcome to paint or draw the challenge, and post the image of the finished artwork within the next six weeks. And everybody is invited to comment on the posts or reply to comments from other PADT members, and simply have fun, and enjoy having an uplifting and encouraging conversation.

I would really love to see us artists talking to each other, learning, growing, and having fun together.

Please spread a word around, and ask your fans, friends and everybody who loves art to join in and have fun with us.

Personally, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your tremendous support during all those years on the blog (, and thank you for your help in having a smooth transition to this new PADT home.

While we went through a very rigorous testing of the website, in case you experience any issue, please Contact me , and I would make sure the issue is resolved.

About the challenge

In this composition, since the light source is at the top left, all shadows are positioned on the opposite side from the light source. In this case, on the right side from the object. Please observe and pay attention to those shadows, they will be your best friend in creating a convincing image, where objects are related to each other, and together they sing the same voice, and tell the same story.

I also made a short YouTube video supporting this challenge, including a short preview of how I did it. I hope you like it. The link can be found below.

To participate in this challenge, please join in to blog website and create a new post as a response to the current challenge, the latest by May 13, 2018. After that we will be having a new challenge.

Happy drawing and painting!

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  1. Looking forward to your posts and comments. Thanks!

  2. Thank you so much Lela for the time spent and hard work to create this site.

  3. So nice to see the good challenge page back in action. Thank you for setting this up

  4. Wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity!

  5. Lela, is your post the only one ?

  6. Hi Marie, just published your and Penny’s lovely submissions. I am so sorry for the delay. I promise to make this process of publishing much quicker.

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