Friday, 9 October 2015

Lighting the way...A world record breaking attempt


Lighthouse+starry sky+spray paint+derwent graphik liners+NicseARTh
Lighting the way - acrylic spray paint and acrylic paint pens

So, I don't normally post twice in one week very often but I mentioned in my last post about the Society of All Artists and their attempt to set a world record for the largest number of original artworks exhibited under one roof.


Lighthouse+starry sky+spray paint+derwent graphik liners+NicseARTh
Reuben couldn't be less interested in being my art assistant/model!

It's open to all artists and the only stipulation is that the art must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches - the size of an Artist Trading Card (ATC).

All the paintings will be exhibited on giant display boards and become part of a permanent exhibition at SAA HQ in Newark, England.

Lighthouse+starry sky+spray paint+derwent graphik liners+NicseARTh


I wanted to have a go but I also wanted to use acrylics so I decided to see how a piece of ATC size watercolour paper would take to being spray painted. Turns out it worked pretty well!  I had my background so I just had to decide what to paint on it.  


The idea of a lighthouse came to me but the ones up here don't look like the traditional sort of lighthouse - you know the tall round tower, usually red and white. So, I visited my favourite reference photo resource, Paint My Photo, and found a painting by Terry Krysak of a lighthouse in British Columbia, Canada, which was more what I had in mind. I then used a large dollop of artistic licence as well as my Derwent Graphik Liner paint pens.

http://pmp-art.com/terry-krysak/gallery/98684/lighthouse-park
My box of Derwent Graphik Paint Liners

You can send in as many as you like but I think I'm happy to take part with just the one and it's sparked a few ideas of further paintings that I plan to do on canvas.

It doesn't say anywhere whether it is just open to UK artists so if you'd like to be part of attempting to set a world record then just pop over to the SAA's website for more info.

http://pmp-art.com/terry-krysak/gallery/98684/lighthouse-park


As this is my second post this week, if you haven't already, you can click here to see my earlier post  - the pet portrait of the winner of the Scottish SPCA fundraise

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic little painting! Great idea with record, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. What an amazing painting,,,
    that is beautiful!!

    better calm your assistant down, he's a bit too excited lolol,,,,

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  3. gorgeous miniature painting Nic!

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  4. great painting...would love to see ALL of the paintings once the exhibit is up! Reuben looks like a sweetheart :)

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  5. Such a tiny painting--exquisite. Like a piece of fine jewelry.

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  6. Seeing it I would never have thought it was so small. Amazing how much detail you can put on such a small surface. Sounds like a wonderful idea, I saved the link in case I get the chance to participate :-)

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  7. This is a lovely wee piece. Also a super idea. Snowed under with work atm otherwise I would have loved to take part. Lighthouses are so atmospheric and your starry sky adds to the magic.

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  8. this piece is wonderful; and i have downloaded the entry form... sounds like fun to be part of it... and i for one am happy you have posted multiple times this week!!!!

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  9. Beautiful. Amazing the wealth of color variation you were able to include on the light house given that this is so small! Excellent.

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  10. ooh, I'm SO glad you posted about this! Thank you! I am definitely going to get involved!! Yours is amazing... so much detail on something so tiny! I think I know what I'll paint... I wonder if you can guess! :0)

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  11. Fabulous lighthouse. I love all the details and texture you were able to put into such a small piece!

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