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Greetings Artists
 
We begin the 11th week of our Light Chasers
SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST with a
NEW SPECIAL CHALLENGE
For next week's submissions our SPEICAL CHALLENGE is to
"PAINT AN INTERIOR ROOM OR VIEW"
 in your house or else where!!!
Only paintings with this subject matter will be accepted for the Sunday, November 1st, Spirit of Painting Contest.
Let's see how many of you can rise to the Challenge and send in some AMAZING interpretations of an INTERIOR.
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING FOR THE 10TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:
"HUDSON HIGHLANDS"
BY SUSAN SAPANARA
9" X 12"
OIL
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSAN FOR HER GRACEFUL RENDERING OF A STATELY TREE AND THE PEACEFUL LANDSCAPE THAT SURROUNDS IT.
HER USE OF DARK COLOR VALUES IN THE TREE AND THE SHRUBS AND THE SHADED AREAS FOCUSES YOU EYE ON THE FOREGROUND, WHILE THE LIGHTER, DECREASING VALUES IN THE MIDDLE GROUND GIVE A DEPTH OF VIEW TO THE PAINTING.
THE SOFT BRUSHWORK CONVEYS THE DREAMY QUALITY OF THE ATMOSPHERE TO THE VIEWER.
YOU CAN VERY EASILY IMAGINE YOURSELF SITTING IN THE SHADE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE AND GAZING DOWN  THE HUDSON RIVER TO THE MISTY HILLS THAT GENTLY TOUCH THE  HORIZON.
SUSAN'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 11th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Lydia Kaeyer
“A tangle of rowboats”. 
Watercolor
12x16

Joanne Stramara
"Harvest Vineyard"
Watercolor
19” x 26"

Dennis W Stuart
"Brick Road Marsh"
Oil
12" x 6"
Linda Keene
"Day’s Cottages, Truro"
Oil
12" X 24"

Sheila Carey

"Gates Chapel Road"
Acrylic on canvas 
8" x 10"
 

Edward Wedler
"The Barrens Of West Dover, Nova Scotia"
Plein Air Watercolour
23X29 Cm
Carolann Garafola
"Burns Court Doorway, Sarasota, FL"
Oil on Canvas Board
11" x 14"


 
Susan E. Hoffman
" $119,999 O.B.O." 
8" x 10"
oil on canvas

Judy klein 
"Bay preserve mansion" 
Oil on canvas 
11" x 14"

Emily Hook
"The Pink Canoe"
Acrylic on Pastel board
11" x 14"

Cecy Grabowski 
“In the Glen”
Watercolor 
9” x 12”

 Linda Salomon
"Our Autumn Maple"
16" X 20"
Oil on Canvas
Marie Baumann
"Little Cabin in the Woods"
Acrylic
5" x 7"
 

SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST RULES:
 

1. This contest is for Light Chaser Members only no matter where in the country you are now. If you receive our newsletter you are a member.  If you wish to share the contest with other artists please have them sign up on our website.

2. Paintings eligible for the weekly contest must be COMPLETED during the week (between Sunday at 5pm through Sunday at 5pm), but may have been started earlier. 
*Paintings could be plein air paintings done that week, paintings begun earlier but completed that week, or studio paintings executed from previous Plein Air sessions and completed that week. 
*Subjects can be landscape, still life, figures or animals and can be done representationally or abstractly. 
WE ARE ENCOURAGING YOU TO PAINT DURING THE WEEK! 
The deadline to submit is Sunday at 5PM!  
YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOR TO COMPLY WITH THIS.

3. Choose one painting to send in for the week. No obligation to submit every week. 
    A.  Type Spirit of Painting  in the subject line of your email 
    B.  In the body of the email please advise the following info:
       *Your name (please include this in the body of the mail)
       *"Title of painting"
       *Medium
       *size
    C. Attach a photo of your unframed painting done that week. (When photographing your art for the challenge, please send only the image with out any background or frame.
    D.  Send the email to lightchasersinc@gmail.com.

4. We may throw in a special challenge once in a while, a prompt for the weeks painting so please be sure to read the emails to discover the prompt. Only paintings that take the prompts challenge will be accepted that week. 

5. The Light Chasers board will vote on the paintings and the winner will be announced the following Sunday along with that weeks new entries. Board members will recuse themselves if they submit a painting.

6. Each weeks winners of the Challenge will qualify for the final judging for several prizes. (number of weeks will be determined by the board not to exceed 20 weeks)

7. All mediums are acceptable that we allow in our Annual Shows. (Please consult the rules for our Annual Show on our Light Chasers Website to check on Mediums allowed)

Photography is not acceptable.

MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR TIME AND ABUNDANT TALENT TO KEEP THIS CONTEST GOING AND KEEP THE REST OF US INSPIRED!  
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO VIEW YOUR VERY CREATIVE EFFORTS EACH WEEK AND HOPE TO SEE SOME AMAZING "INTERIOR PAINTINGS" NEXT WEEK!!!

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND KEEP ON PAINTING!!!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry

 

"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see." 

Henry David Thoreau

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