The Big Painting Challenge 2018


#1

It’s no Water Colour Challenge but it will have to do. Plus it’s always on Sunday evening (I think); none of this willy-nilly Masterchef nonsense.

Isn’t Ray great? Got his first paint set for his 70th birthday (and kept it in a cupboard for three years!)
When I go on it I would much rather have Diana as my mentor. Pascal would really get on my nerves I think. Don’t really like his style although maybe he’s actually nice. I dunno.

Good show, good show.


#2

I like this show. My TV, an art teacher, hates it. Says the critiquing is unrealistic for amateurs


#3

As in, they’re too harsh?


#4

Yep


#5

#6

I would maybe equate it to Bake Off levels of harsh.
I find them equally critical and encouraging. I mean it’s not like Brian Sewell is on there.
I’m no art teacher though. I just like the pretty shapes and colours and all the fun they mostly have


#7

big fan. shame theres no one painting with their hair this time, she was mad wasnt she. also pascal is a 10/10 megababe


#8

Oh for sure but I think there’s something about his approach which would aggravate me.
I only ever had (shit) male art teachers though so maybe it’s a deep-seated hang up of mine which I should really deal with before it gets out of hand.

Glad you like it, Andyvine! Where’s @Slicky? She definitely likes it too


#9

I definitely do!! Got it recorded, will watch soon!


#10

I really like Portrait Artist of the Year. Still got a few left of this years run to catch up on.


#11

Watching NOW.


#12

Watched, right result. Big fan of the people’s favourite.

Think a massive shiny vat was V tricky for first round though, they are overly critical but then it’s good telly I suppose

Loved Frostrup’s jumper, looked it up £220!!! :tired_face:


#13

Bokani? Yeah, she seems really cool. Loved her own artwork. Abstract and bold.

Quite liked Chris too (the visually impaired guy who accidentally drank a jar of turps😬) but not sure if him and Ray are quite up with the others yet. Early days though - who knows.

There should be the pottery bake off thing after this too if they’re still doing it. Nice!


#14

Yeah idk why the judges thought the winner was crap, I was well into it


#15

TV wasn’t happy about the mentor telling the 90yr old painter to paint with acrylics and not watercolour


#16

My grandad’s a watercolour man who recently switched to acrylics and his painting has taken on a whole new aspect. But yeah she should have given him more guidance when she spotted he was using them like watercolours


#17

That’s what she was getting at I think, that he was left to get on with it with no help or advice, which is why they’re there.


#18

Still watching? Ooooft some harsh judging tonight.

Heartbreaking but also ver6 amusing gymnastic paintings…big fan of third leg jokes…


#19

They were pretty brutal today. Thought Oliver’s was great


#20

Yep me too…hope he wins, or the dyslexic bricklayer.