Dare to Create – Part 3 Artist Inspired

Andy Skinner and I are up for another Dare to Create Challenge.  It hit me we need to draw inspiration from the Artists who came before us………..Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Dali, Warhol, Rembrandt and make it our own!  So here is the third edition of Dare to Create.  An Artist inspired painting.  It can be ANY artist so we get to think out of the box. (And no I am not picking Andy Skinner so don’t ask Andy).  I already tried that!.


It is our impression of an artist of our choosing.  What do you think Skinner…….are you up to the challenge?  Let’s bring the colors and inspiration from those who came before us in the Skinner-Weinzapfel way!  We would love to hear your suggestions!  Leave a comment let us know which Artist (ANY ARTIST!) you would like us to try.

DecoArt asked Andy and I what we wanted to giveaway and yet again came through with a prize to blow you away!!  We will pick a random winner from the blog comments to win this FABULOUS prize:

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Follow our progress on our Facebook Pages:  Tracy Weinzapfel Studios and Andy Skinner.  We invite  you to visit and LIKE DecoArt’s Mixed Media Page on Facebook for MORE inspiration HERE: https://www.facebook.com/DecoArtMixedMedia.  This is a great new home to see ideas, share projects, see the latest and greatest and get so many tips to inspire you to paint more!.


So let’s get this Art History painting challenge started.  We will bring the creative process to you once again. We will submit our final projects on July 27th. (which means for Andy and I we will be up all night the night before scrambling!).

UPDATE 6/18/15:  We LOVE your suggestions and want to see what YOU CREATE inspired by your artist of choice!  (Andy, do you think anyone will use my happy flowers? ;)……We have created this Link below to share your Artist inspired work and share with us!  JOIN US! 

115 thoughts on “Dare to Create – Part 3 Artist Inspired

  1. WOW! What a great giveaway. DecoArt sure did pull all the stops out. I love when Andy and you get together, you never know what you will get. Thanks for a chance to win.

  2. I think I would try Van Gogh or Monet on my Gelli Plate. First to the library to view their works. Then who knows what I might come up with. I’m looking forward to seeing how your works progress! Sometimes a lack of materials holds you back but Deco has removed all barriers with their generous gift!

  3. Can’t wait to see your final pieces n look forward to following both your creative process .
    I’ll throw the artist Miro into the suggestion pot 🙂
    Have fun !

  4. Oh oh oh – so excited for this Art History painting challenge between you both – so fun. Can’t wait to watch. YEAH!!!! j.

    • Oops – the artists to create… wow – that’s tough. I went and looked at them all… how about Dali???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like you could both fit in that style!!!! HAVE FUN!!! j.

  5. Grayson Perry, would suit Andy totally! But Monet would be interesting as I am studying it at art class myself, so it would be interesting to see how you both interpret his style into your work.

  6. I guess I’d better study some of the masters to see who I like best. How about Van Gogh or Monet? Love the Decoart products, I’m using more of the Media Fluid Acrylics and I love ’em!

  7. Love both Monet and Van Gogh but my fave is Paul Klee. He was Swiss and an abstract expressionist with a whimsical quality. Love his colors. Chagall, too! Can’t wait to see what y’all do! BTW, I love those intense Media Line colors from your company, DecoArt!

  8. Can’t wait to see what you create this time! How about like Frida Kahlo? I am sure that would be a challenge! Thank you Deco Arts for getting behind this! Lovely prize!!

  9. I would love to see you do Monet or Van Gogh because I love their style of painting. Whatever you two choose, ti’s going to be a doozey!! And thanks for the groovy prize. It’s fabulous!!

  10. What a great challenge for you both.. and can hardly wait to see what is the end product.. I have used this product for ages and love the things that are coming out. I pick Van Gogh.

  11. Monet is my absolute rockstar of a painter followed by Degas, love those ballerinas! Followed by Turner. Pretty please DecoArt I need to win these goodies!! Karen x

  12. I would love to see you try something inspired by Klimt! What a fun challenge, can not wait to see what you both come up with. The prize pack is amazing as well!

  13. My favorites are Van Gogh and Monet. Love this challenge, can’t wait to see the results. Great giveaway, thank you.

  14. Oh cool! This will be fun. I love Paul Klee and Frieda. I am sure there will be a great pick and results from both of you. FUN

  15. Van Gogh or Monet, Can’t wait to see what you both create. I know it will be amazing! So nice for DecoArt to give such great prizes!

  16. Hi!! I would like to see Andy working on Picasso and Tracy on Dali i know anything you do will be a masterpiece .. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!!!

  17. Ohhhhhhh so many to pick from.. what about Freda Kahlo. .love her work. Fantastic giveaway thank you so much for the chance…. can’t wait to see why you both come up with….happy painting xxxxx

  18. Kandinsky would be an awesome one to try – he used colour beautifully. Alexander Calder (he of the funky mobiles) could make an interesting study too.

  19. lots of great suggestions here but I would like to see your take on Turner….. One of my favorites I have to say.

  20. I’d love to see what you both would make of Edvard Munch. This is going to be a very interesting experiment. This and such an awesome prize for someone 🙂

  21. There are so many great choices above that people have selected as artists. I think KAHLO! OR KLIMT. Would love to win and try the artists you guys chose.

  22. I think you are going to rock this no matter who you choose. But I would love to see you do some work similar to Salvador dali I have always been very inspired by his style. Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing and generous gift!

  23. I was thinking of Margaret Keane. She does the painting with the big eyes. I could see Wendy going one way with it and Andy going darker with it. 🙂 Awesome challenge! ~Niki

  24. I am going to take the challange and create something. May take a while but u love this idea. You and Andy really inspire me. Thank you.

  25. I’m rather partial to Matisse, and his work should provide inspiration for both of you! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this challenge!

    Shine on!

  26. Oh gosh, I only know of the artists already mentioned. Someone who I follow in the now is Leonid Alfremov, Incredible vibrant colours, scenes, figures, all slightly abstract but not (if that makes sense). His work looks like it could be oils but he actually uses acrylics. Amazing artist! Whoever you go with the results will be brilliant! You two are so talented! Ty for another fab giveaway opportunity! C

  27. “Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late – thoughts both about and not about art…….Gustav Klimt”…..recently discovered Gustav klimt…….
    thanks for the generous giveaway !!

  28. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway. I love just looking at the picture of all the goodies. Can you imagine my excitement if I were to win them. LOL This will be fun. I love seeing your challenges. You guys are awesome!

  29. What a fabulous job you both did. I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing your work. So happy to have found you.

  30. I think what I loved most was what I learned from both of your videos.The techniques you showed makes me want to ‘Dare myself to create”. Both paintings are fabulous and so different. Thank you Tracy and Andy for your time and inspiration and thank you DecoArt for supplying such a generous prize. These two represent you well!

  31. Loved what you both created. Love the Deco Art products too. Fantastic giveaway from Deco Art is truly appreciated. Now some luck need to win.

  32. Both of you have created wonderful and inspirational masterpieces. Thanks for sharing your art and the wonderful products.

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