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:
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”
I would like you to consider trying the art of Georgia O’Keefe. Whoever you choose, this is going to be great.
So anxious to see your masterpiece!
Hi Tracy and Andy do we get to try the challenge too? Sounds like fun! -Linda
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.
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!
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 !
Gustav Klimt…. go, go, go 🙂
I love when you two team up and Dare to Create, cant wait to see what you to come with!!!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with but I’d love to see Andy do some Rosina Wachtmeister cats!
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.
I would love to see your versions of Norman Rockwell.
I would love to see you channel Dali, love his style and vivid images!
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.
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!
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!
I love Van Gogh and Monet and am so excited to see this process!!! Thanks for doing this for us (again!).
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!!
Wow. I’m just like everyone above. My two favorite artists are Van Gogh and Monet. I will choose Monet, though, because I love water lilies!
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!!
Georgia O’Keefe. I love all of the big flowers.
Dali… Love watching you create I love the inspiration I get from it.
Amazing give away. I would love to see Georges-Pierre Seurat. Yes, his paintings are all dots but dots are circles. Use nothing but circles/dots.
Fabulous giveaway as always! I think Andy should do Rembrandt!
I would love to see VanGogh, Dali, or Picasso done. And I can’t wait to see the results!! 🙂 And thanks for the chance to win!
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.
Can’t wait to see what you two come up with. And here is my comment for the givea way “I want it, please”. Thanks 🙂 Dana Martin
I have to agree with a few others on Georgia O’Keefe. Her work is so bold and bright!
I always get something from both of you. I vote for Mondrian.
I’m thinking: Monet 🙂
I would love to see each of your takes in a Monet! Should be fun! I think we should have a play a long?
Love what you always come up with……inspiring and amazing!
I enjoy Georgia O’Keefe and Monte
I’d love to see you try some surrealism – how about Rene Magritte? Thanks for the opportunity to win a fab prize, and good luck to you both!
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
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!
Monet would challenge you both to ease into a soft style. I would love the DecoArt give away.
My favorites are Van Gogh and Monet. Love this challenge, can’t wait to see the results. Great giveaway, thank you.
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
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!
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!!!
will enjoy seeing progress and results. thanks for a chance to win; i would like to see a challenge to jennifer mcguire.
also kathy racoosin-she rocks!
Cool challenge! How about Diego Rivera or Gauguin?
WOWSERS! Thanks for offering this give-away. Sure hope I’m the lucky gal that wins this!
Van Gogh used color…he’s perfect for you!
Monet or O’keefe.
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
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.
My vote would be for Hundertwasser… I love the colors and patterns.
Oh my goodness!! This sounds like loads of fun!
How about Rembrandt??
lots of great suggestions here but I would like to see your take on Turner….. One of my favorites I have to say.
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 🙂
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.
I too would like to see you try Georgia O’Keefe. She has been a favorite of mine for a while now. Sounds like fun. Can’t wait to see what you do.
Arphones Mucha. Mary Cassat,Andy Warhol…also. are great inspirAtions for artists of an level
I need to go really out there and say someone like Jeff Koons, you did ask for a challenge!
How about cezanne (there are skulls) or Toulouse-Lautrec. Or Carl Bloch with his light and shadows. What a fun challenge!
I’d love to see either artist tackle Chagall. Love his dreamy look. What a great giveaway!
I’m thinking Dali or Picasso… I’d love to see your take on either of these artists.
I’m thinking Monet…also awesome give-a-way
OOoooo….lets go to the dark side with Francisco de Goya or a bit avant-garde like
Yayoi Kusama!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic give-away!
Hello. Try Hamzah Marbella paintings.
Jane davenport inspires me. What an awesome giveaway. Many thanks to you and deco art.
Monet. Love him. His style is timeless.
Awesome giveaway!! I say Monet
I know he is still living but how about Peter Max.
How about Klimt? I just love his body of work!
Too many great ones to choose from. Bet anything you guys do will be great.
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!
Money would be fun! Can’t wait to see what you do!
What ever happens it will be great – but how about Warren Kimble as a suggestion?
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
These challenges are so much fun! Thank you DecoArt for being so generous!!
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.
How about Frank Stella. Thank you for a great giveaway.
You both are such an inspiration. Can’t wait to get started. Need more supplies. Yayyy
My first thought was Stary Night or The Kiss. But I think Jackson Pollock.
I believe anything can be painted & created with the right tools….show me what you got!
Thomas Kincaide is the artist I would love to see you guys use for inspiration!
Modigliani, he’s my fave x,x
How about Toulouse-Latrec?
Would you consider E.C. Eischer, what fun that would be………..
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!
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
An artist I love and forgot to pass on is George’s Barbier. Here is a link he is Art Deco:
Romare Beardon. Beautiful mixed media artist.
“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 !!
Frieda and/or Van Gogh!
Oh I can’t wait to see your final projects. Have fun doing them
This is awesome – love the interaction between you two -so funny – especially when Andy joins the stream
I am loving the Dare To Create series! Just read the 20 questions, so fun! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face!!
Its going to be interesting to see what you two get up to I get lots laughs & ideas thanks to you both 🙂
You are both so inspiring!
So much fun. I think Norman Rockwell would be great to see in both your styles.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
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!
The deadline is here and I cant wait to see the creative process from both of you!!!! the finished projects look amazing.
Love Georgia O’Keefe! Monet is my favorite, though!
Wow! How fun!! Love the Dare 2 Create series and the giveaway is amazing as well!
I can’t wait to see your painting!
LOVE the Lily. Can’t wait to see more. OOXXOO Linda in Vegas.
Fabulous work from you guys! I’d love to see you create in the style of Mucha and for Andy …. just to mess with his head Escher ! Toni x
Love Dare to Create & the DecoArt prize is absolutely fabulous!!!
What a fabulous job you both did. I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing your work. So happy to have found you.
You have both done amazing pieces of art. Truly inspiring.
Thank you for the chance to win this fantastic prize from DecoArt
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!
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.
Love the artwork! Thank you for inspiring so many to reach their creative potential
Thoroughly enjoyed both videos & the end products. Terrific give-away DecoArt! Such a nice gesture.
Wow you two can do no wrong!!! I love, love, love both!!
I have really enjoyed these projects. I can’t wait to play with these products!!
Both of you have created wonderful and inspirational masterpieces. Thanks for sharing your art and the wonderful products.
Monet would be my choice. I would love to win.