It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a Phoenix .

(Image courtesy of Thaneeya McArdle ~ Creator of The Art Colony and art education site,  Art-is-fun.com).

We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".

This Challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.

Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by one reference/inspiration photo!

In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity. While the phoenix typically dies by fire in most versions of the legend, there are less popular versions of the myth in which the mythical bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again.[1] According to some legends, the phoenix could live over 1400 years before rebirth.[2] Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif.
In the historical record, the phoenix "could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life".

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Can you see the picture?  It's showing a blank box to me.

Pat, I can see the phoenix above. 

Here are my phoenix submissions, he is all black/white when first born from the ashes, then he gets his colour, and the final pic is him being consumed by the flames. 


Jo -- this is really gorgeous! ♥
Jo Flockton said:

Pat, I can see the phoenix above. 

Here are my phoenix submissions, he is all black/white when first born from the ashes, then he gets his colour, and the final pic is him being consumed by the flames. 

Awesome job Jo, he is a beauty!  Working on mine, which is going to look like crap compared to yours...lol.......

I don't know why I can't see the picture I posted. Just like my framed art, turns in to a blank box.

Thanks Georgette and Pat!

Pat, no idea why that's happening to you. Is that on your PC, laptop or iPad? Or all three? Looks fine on my iPad in Safari and Puffin.

And my entry is -- in my style, of course!  Cheers for giving us this cool subject! ♥

Nice Georgette,,,it is your style...lol

I can see it on my iPad with Safari........must be Firefox on this PC...just started this a couple of weeks ago.

Jo Flockton said:

Thanks Georgette and Pat!

Pat, no idea why that's happening to you. Is that on your PC, laptop or iPad? Or all three? Looks fine on my iPad in Safari and Puffin.
Great Georgette-style phoenix!

Thanks Pat, for checking a different browser. I was assuming that's what it was, but it still doesn't explain why Firefox doesn't work.

I was just joking Pat

I didn't know...lol



Robert Tranchida said:

I was just joking Pat

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