The Big Painting Challenge on BBC

Last week the programme started by asking ten artists to paint landscapes, before one was eliminated, and the this week the nine artists will tackle portraiture.  There are 6 episodes that go out on BBC1 at 6.00 p.m.  During the first episode lots of hints and tips was given out by two experts and the ten competing artists, such as:

1.  Working with watercolours tends to be more precise than working with acrylics, as watercolours are less forgiving when re-working.

2.  Acrylics dry within hours, whilst oils take days.

3.  Painting and drawing flowers is an exacting skill, so perhaps not the first thing to try!

4.  New ways to look at masterpieces.

As this programme should encourage budding artists who are watching, there is also a competition that the public can enter named The Little Painting Challenge, where you paint or draw on postcards (pre-printed by the competition organisers).  All age groups and talents can enter as there are three categories: 7-15 children; 16+ beginners; 16+ experienced.  What is fantastic is that as well as prizes, 1,000 of these postcard sized entries will be exhibited from early May if you enter by 5 p.m. Thursday 2nd April 2015.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02cs0t4/the-big-painting-challenge-1-landscapes

This programme brings art to life so why not take a look this Sunday, or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

 

Painted fried eff

Painted fried eff

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