Novus Great Art Challenge #9

My Favourite Place

Our challenges continue…

For this Challenge, we are keeping with the”Favourite” tag. As we are working through the topics it has become clear that that there are many, many variations and possible interpretations. Many artists had favourite places that they would return to again and again – we have already talked about Cézanne and the Mont Saint Victoire outside Aix-en-Provence. It’s really all about those places that draw us ever closer and have  apull on us like no other place. Very often you could not explain “why”, it just “is”. For Val that place is Venice, for me it is a place I visited many times growing up, and have continued to many times since, my mother’s birthplace (where incidentally she is now living in a building overlooking the house she was born in!)

This week we are encouraging you to think of landscapes – but it does not exclusively have to be so, it could be a room or corner of a room, the end of your garden, your bed even (Val is constantly looking forward to her bed and book!) – the possibilities are endless. 

Once again, let your imagination run with this, and as always there are no limits, it could be a totally fantastical picture! Try a different way of working, try collage, paint on a photo or collage things onto it to transform it and remember there is no wrong way! In fact make this the time you try a different method – stretch yourself – you have nothing to lose! Also, don’t limit yourself to one picture try doing several – many on different topics.

To give you some inspiration we have included a few images, but also do look online for inspiration or contact us if you need help – you know how!

As usual, a  reminder again that we now have a dedicated Instagram page where you can follow along – follow us and spread the word – anyone can join in!


We are using #novusgreatartchallenge  – add it to any pictures you paint or draw and post on your own pages!

and of course our Facebook page where entries will be posted

We are looking forward to seeing you entries!

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His 'n' Hers

"I'm afraid Art is not one of the 'pivotal' Trades in the modern state, but rather condemned as some foreign substance like dirt, on the rim of the wheel liable at any moment to be dropped off. So be it, it is an idiotic world...Still we HOPE, STRIVE, CONTINUE..."


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