Thursday, 15 January 2015

ARTastic January Challenge

Hello Everyone
Hope you're all enjoying the new year. Speaking of new year, the first challenge for 2015 is up on the ARTastic Challenge Blog and it's a beauty.
It's anything goes and the inspiration is "Street Art" by Fintan Magee.
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales.
Magee grew up in Queensland and gained a reputation as a graffiti artist before obtaining a Fine Arts degree and moving to Sydney. He now works out of "The Tate Gallery" above the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe. He received national acclaim for his mural depicting Felix Baumgartner in Brisbane. Described as "Australia's Banksy", Magee's work is recognised for its lack of a political message, compared to other street artists, and its humour.
Along with other recognised street artists from around Australia, Magee contributed to Toowoomba's "First Coat" program.
I love this piece of art, the cute costumes and the way the super heroes appear to be sitting on the brick wall. I am inspired by the art itself and the way it is integrated into the brick wall back-drop.
I really enjoy street art generally and have lots of photos. For this project I decided to use two photos taken in a well known laneway in the city of Melbourne. In keeping with the feel of Magee's piece, I provided my pictures with a rustic brick and tin background. I hope you like what I created.
This year we will have two main prize packs, one from Mystical Scrapbooks and the other from Flourish with a Bling - these winners will be selected by the ARTastic Creative Team.  Each month we will also have another prize pack where the winner is selected purely by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience.  All these prizes will be available to anyone, no matter your country of residence. So why not pop over the blog and join our challenge. We would all love to see you there.
Thanks for dropping by.
Wendy :)

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