Weekend Art Challenge – Blue & White

Welcome to this weeks art challenge where we set our students the task of creating a painting or drawing of any subject using only the colours ‘Blue and White. Perhaps it sounds a simple challenge however once you start, it’s not easy to stay within those colours. Our students did a wonderful job as you can see from all of the spectacular images below.

Our featured image this week comes from student Kathleen Miller who has been unwell recently and we would like to wish her all the best for a speedy recovery. We love Kathleen’s ideas for the weekend challenge, blue and white flowers of varying tones created digitally.

We also love the watercolour painting by Cynthia below. Read about how she is restoring the 1850 egg cup….

We hope that everyone enjoyed this challenge. Stay tuned for a new Weekend Art Challenge posted here tomorrow.

I restored ceramics for some years, and this little egg cup was one of many of my own pieces that needed some tender loving care. It dates to around 1850, and as you can see, I have started replacing the missing base and this is as far as I’ve got – it’s only taken about 20 years to get to this point! Watercolour using Cobalt Blue only
When I saw the blue and white theme, a song came immediately to mind…… I used acrylic paint with a palette knife for most of it. Hopefully I will revisit the cliffs one day.
Mountain bluebird 
Mrs Kayani

It is about people connecting, and tea, and the fact that sharing time with people over tea happens all over the world. The cups also reflect a woman going about her day but also making time for interacting.
When was the last time you got a chance to lay on the grass and watch the sky, pointing out all the animals you could see? My boyfriend and I enjoyed the sunshine this bank holiday together in a nearby park. I tried to capture this special moment with coloured pencils and I feel like the simplicity in colouring adds rather than takes away from this impression of child-like activity.
Eva Windischova
I decided to paint a white/ice tiger in these colours as they are beautiful animals and their name lends itself to blue and white, the colours of ice.
Pam Kennedy
I have tried to re create some delft blue pottery clog ornaments I have, for the blue and white theme.  It is a popular pottery associated with the Netherlands and I attach a photo of the the little clogs too!  (I haven’t visited the Netherlands though!).
Pauline Burke
Blue and white are the colors of Bavaria, so here comes a Bavarian waitress who of course serves beer.
Barbara Schunk
Khadiga Kadry
Acrylic painting of blue lobster
Shailaja Rathinavel
Blue!They have been so beautiful this year. Watercolour.
Dinah Barker
Rosalind Spilling, coloured pencils.
I didn’t realize show many shades of blue I could get until I painted this!
Becky Harpur
Blue and white challenge..An underwater dragon. I have maintained using coloured pencils and added coloured pens. I tried to gain more depth, light and shade with the pens. I sourced various pictures of dragons to help with the look. Theres a hint of gold too!!
Claire Cross
Blue and white wave splash. Oil on board
Jackie Groves
I’ve used coloured pencils for this weeks challenge.
I did a basic still life drawing of various items: tissue, hand stretcher, pencils, crayon, facemask, tile and part of a sugar pot.
Nina Phillips
Madhavi Yelnurkar Chopade
Study of white Lilly in Indigo. Watercolor.
Sviatlana Ut
It’s a watercolour painting. I’ve called it “the master of the place”
Véra Jaouadi
Blue and White. But most of all I had fun!
Chris Rye
I seem to be falling behind with the weekend challenges- so two in one a blue and white mermaid in watercolour
Gelise McCullough
Not fully done yet but here’s my blue and white challenge, The Island Girl
Kirsi Salo
 For the blue and white theme this week I had a go at painting the open ocean. Hopefully it came out ok
LJ Collingbourne
Javea, where we usually spend half of the year, is Xabia in Valencian – hence the name on the board.
Audrey Quinton
This was a good one to help me introduce colour. I used a range of blue colouring pencils and really tried to find the tones in the reference photo.
Nina Colva
White stork standing in water.
Mel Eyeons
Just had to take part in this weekend challenge. Blue and white are the colors in the Finnish flag. Here is our national bird whooper swan.
Tiina Meurman
Different tones of blue with a bit of white on the white paper.
Natalia Kozlovskaya
I love the colour blue and I have a lot of work which incorporates this colour. As I’ve just completed my diploma course in Drawing and Painting (happily with a distinction) I thought I’d share one of my latest charcoal and pastel sketches. It’s more of a preliminary tonal study for a commission I’m doing of Sprinkling Tarn and Great Gable in the Lake District (to be later interpreted in oils on canvas). I normally paint in oils and tend to be quite controlled in my style but this course has enabled me to break out of my comfort zone and explore the use of different media, techniques and styles…I will miss it! Thank you London ArtCollege!
Anna Charlotte Janke
Blue & white challenge = Scotland’s saltire flag for me. This is my cartoon cat character Salvador Miowli during his election campaign.
Eve Warren
Classic combination is blue and white. Just some pebbles and a flower.
Latha Bhaduri Prabakar
weekend challenge with the theme of blue and white (I added some orange too! 😉)
Handmade stencil and an attempt at a starfish
My “weekend challenge“ blue and white. I’ll paint my mood in shades of blue and white.
Bhawna Sinha
blue and white portrait of Semegn Feseha , my Ethiopian friend. This is cover pic of my most sketchbooks too.
Biseruka Josh
Oriental dress on a headless and armless mannequin.
Blue and white (and a little bit black) I saved Willy. Acrilyc painting on canvas
Katalin Zele-Kiss
Forgot to post last week’s…MerMay!! Could also be the blue and white one though so win win
Sarah Hogan
acceptable collateral: BMus, BMus Ed, MEd
Pen Up
Kathleen Miller

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