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Greetings Artists:
Last Thursday about 35 artists were treated to a very enlightening Painting Demonstration at Island Park/ Bayfront in Sarasota, given by our extremely talented Featured Artist, Dominic Avant. 
"He is an Amazing Teacher" was the most frequent comment given by the attendees. With Dominic's patience and massive knowledge, he answered the many questions asked by the audience while not missing a brushstroke, and created an awe inspiring painting of the Sarasota Skyline!
Each step of the painting was explained in terms that all could understand. Dominic's painting of the Ringling Bridge and surrounding buildings covered the important use of darks and lights in the buildings and landscape.
While painting the sky and the clouds he talked about the use of several colors of blues that he used in the sky and the colors he added to the clouds.
He stated several times during the Demo about his use in all areas of the painting of the blending of primary colors, reds, blues and yellows in either cool or warm tones. He stepped back to access values and immediately adjusted the areas he saw in need.
Dominic also talked about the rendering of water and the many colors and shapes of its reflections.
Many thanks to Dominic who is a truly gifted artist and teacher, for sharing his artistic gifts and wisdom with the Lightchasers!
ATTENTION ARTISTS:  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE!!!!!

DUE TO THE ONGOING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, WE WILL BE CANCELLING OUR WEEKLY THURSDAY PAINTOUTS FOR 30 DAYS
 OR UNTIL WE THINK IT IS PRUDENT TO RESUME THEM.
This decision was made after taking a poll with our board members and coming to the conclusion that your safety and continued good health were our #1 priority!
 
Since we will not be meeting every Thursday, we will be offering to you instead a PAINTING CHALLENGE to keep your brushes active over the interim.
 
Continue your painting practice while observing social distancing. Paint outside in your yard or lanai, etc. or in your home during the week. Send us an email with the info listed below and a photo of your painting done that week to lightchasersinc@gmail.com.  We will post the photos of your paintings in the next weekly email. The following week we will advise the winners along with that weeks submissions, etc. etc. until this passes and we can paint together again. Each weeks winners of the Challenge will qualify for the final judging for several prizes that will be awarded when we resume our usual weekly Thursday paintouts.

RULES:
1. This Challenge is for Lightchaser Members only.
2. Please only submit the painting you have done during that week. Paintings that were done before this week are not eligible.
    YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOR TO COMPLY WITH THIS.
3. In your email please include:
    a. Your name
    b. Title of painting
    c. Medium
    d. Size of painting
    e. Attach a photo of your unframed painting done that week.
    d. Entries without all the above info will be disqualified.
4. Each week you are permitted to enter another painting done that week.
5. All mediums are acceptable that we allow in our Annual Shows. (Please consult the rules for our Annual Show on our Lightchasers Website to check on Mediums allowed)
    Photography is not acceptable.

SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:
If you are painting inside your home, please have proper ventilation!
 Open the windows, use an exhaust fan or a free standing fan to blow the toxins away from you and out the window!

So lets not let this Corona Virus stop us from doing what we love.  

 AND NOW INTRODUCING TO YOU FOR THE 1ST TIME
OUR 2021 SHOW AND EVENT DATES!!!!!

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!!!!!

2021 SEASON AT A GLANCE
 
THE QUICK DRAW CONTEST
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021

THE PAINT SARASOTA PAINTOUT
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 -WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021

THE LIGHTCHASERS 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
   AND FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

THE 9TH PAINT SARASOTA PAINTOUT SHOW
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021

OPEN GALLERY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021

ALL SHOWS AND EVENTS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK, SARASOTA

We look forward to seeing your paintings each week in the Sunday email.  
Stay well 
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry
Cartoon by Liza Donnelly
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