Wednesday, August 19, 2009

NZ Art Guild Challenge #8 - Lines

Lines #1
mixed media (wc & acrylic) on 10 1/4" by 14 1/8" Aqvarelle Arches hot pressed paper
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Lines #2
mixed media (wc & acrylic) on 9 1/4" by 13" blue tinted Neptune WC paper
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Lines #3
mixed media (wc & acrylic) on 9 1/4" by 13" pink tinted Neptune WC paper
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This is my 3rd entry for The NZ Art Guild Challenge. The theme for the 7th challenge is Lines. Provided is a list of definitions for the word "lines" from Wikipedia.

I decided to play with this one. Just have fun. I started out to practice and when I was through, I liked all 3! That was a surprise! The iridescent acrylic gold used on the watercolors really pops, especially on Lines #1.

Here is something to think about! Who knew there were that many?

Lines... noun
1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page.
2. Mathematics. a continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
3. something arranged along a line, esp. a straight line; a row or series: a line of trees.
4. a number of persons standing one behind the other and waiting their turns at or for something; queue.
5. something resembling a traced line, as a band of color, a seam, or a furrow: lines of stratification in rock.
6. a furrow or wrinkle on the face, neck, etc.: lines around the eyes.
7. an indication of demarcation; boundary; limit: the county line; a fine line between right and wrong.
8. a row of written or printed letters, words, etc.: a page of 30 lines.
9. a verse of poetry: A line in iambic pentameter contains five feet.
10. Usually, lines. the words of an actor's part in a drama, musical comedy, etc.: to rehearse one's lines.
11. a short written message: Drop me a line when you're on vacation.
12. a system of public conveyances, as buses or trains, plying regularly over a fixed route: the northbound line at State Street.
13. a transportation or conveyance company: a steamship line.
14. a course of direction; route: the line of march down Main Street.
15. a course of action, procedure, thought, policy, etc.: That newspaper follows the communist line.
16. a piece of pertinent or useful information (usually fol. by on): I've got a line on a good used car.
17. a series of generations of persons, animals, or plants descended from a common ancestor: a line of kings.
18. a department of activity; occupation or business: What line are you in?
19. Informal. a mode of conversation, esp. one that is glib or exaggerated in order to impress or influence another person: He really handed her a line about his rich relatives.
20. a straight line drawn from an observed object to the fovea of the eye.
Even more Definitions here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Lines

Now, waiting for next time!

3 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

Woww Beckie, Beautiful use of line and very colorful..I liked the 3rd painting most!

Color Pencil Drawing: Lord Krishna with his mother

AutumnLeaves said...

I like all three of these, Beckie. The bit of ink bleeding on #2 really gives the palm fronds a realistic look. You have such a unique style that just simply works beautifully! Me? Working on the Masters Challenge. Found a neat old photo on the internet that I'm trying to recreate. I think it'll be watercolors...

Rosy said...

Love the blues in your art here, however I especially like the Art Challenge #15: No-Theme Theme. The colors are really instense. Great Work and thank you for visiting my blog. Glad you like my cartoon guy. :)