Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The First Challenge - LIGHT

For the last month a group of six artist (including myself) have been secretly working away on our first challenge pieces, today is the day we revealed our pieces to each other and the public via our Monthly Painter Challenge page.

I had been both excited and nervous leading up to this first challenge.  I chose to do something quite different and as a result came across many issues that I had to resolve, this painting fought me all the way. I was nervous because I was not sure I could pull it off, heading into the last few days of this challenge I felt like giving up on the piece, but thankfully was able to bring it to a place I was happy with and to a point where I thought it represented LIGHT and not just an unreadable mess of paint. Here is how it ended up:

Tracey Potter
Plant Cutting from Mum
Oil on Board

I then become nervous because I was not sure what the other artists had created and I did not know how my work would fit in or measure up against the other talented participants.  I was also excited because I could not wait to see how everyone else interpreted the subject, and boy they sure did give me a reason to be excited this morning when I saw their wonderful pieces, below is all their amazing work, well worth the wait, what a varied and beautiful result!

Louisa Janke
A Study of Light
Digital Photographic Image

Ipswich, Australia


Jaz Higgins
Dandelion Dancer
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Brisbane, Australia



Alice Jones
Acrylic, Aerosol and Gouache on Canvas

New Zealand


Tracey Fletcher King
Light and Space
Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage

Brisbane, Australia.


Sarah Wiske
Light as a feather, stiff as a board
Inks and Acrylic on Canvas Paper



If you would like to know more about the group and how it started see this blog post: Monthly Painter Challenge - The Beginnings


  1. Tracey I am so glad you didn't give up on this piece because I love this work. I can't wait to see it in the flesh... maybe a coffee is order so I can see it in real life...not that we should need an excuse. Thanks for setting up this challenge Tracey, it has been such a great experience.

  2. A meet up is in order for sure! Id love to see your piece in the flesh too. A cuppa at yours some time in the coming weeks? Let me know when you are free, ill work around you. Hopefully our path will cross tonight at Wynnum Up Late too!

    I'm so happy that the group has helped inspire, motivate and got everyone thinking and creating, its wonderful to see the impact the challenge has had on each of us and how everyone got involved and immersed them self in the first challenge. We have a very talented bunch in our little group.

    I can't wait to get started on the next topic, great choice btw, there are so many avenues one could go down. It will be interesting to see what is created and how everyone interprets it.