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GREETINGS ARTISTS:
We are beginning the 13th week of our Light Chasers Spirit of Painting Contest and it is quite a joy to see all the wonderful artwork being submitted every week!
As a lesson in creativity, it is truly a learning experience for all who submit artwork and also all those who view the paintings week after week.
We greatly appreciate your talent and productivity that brings light into our lives during this uncertain time.
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 12TH WEEK OF OUR SPIRIT OF PAINTING
SPECIAL "INTERIOR ROOM OR VIEW" CHALLENGE IS:

"JOHNNIE'S DESK"
BY LINDA KUBECKA
OIL ON BIRCH PANEL
14" X 11"
 
Congratulations to Linda for wonderfully creating the dreamy, calming atmosphere of the autumn sunlight as it warms the interior of this room. Your eye follows the soft brushstrokes of golden light as it dances around the room, highlighting the glossy finish of the wood furniture and the reflections on the wall and in the mirror. The colors harmonize beautifully as pops of orange and green in the flowers and leaves and the blue color of the vase and shadows, keep this painting alive!  Although this is an everyday scene of common objects, this is a painting you can lose yourself in and always find something new and interesting to look at because of the way it was lovingly rendered.
 
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 13th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Sheila Carey 
"Venice Beach, FL" 
Acrylic on Canvas 
12" x 16"

Mary Karpinski 
“Young Tom Turkey” 
Colored pencil on mat board
8”x10”

Sue Bridgman
"Fishin' Mission"
11" x 14"
Watercolor
Doug Michalski
“View from the Frisbee Course“
16” x 20” 
Acrylic
 

Linda Salomon
"Déjeuner en Plein Air"
Oil on Canvas
20" x 23

Coleen Kordas
"A Cadmium Playground" 
Oil on panel
11" x 14"
Linda Greaves
"Eta Approaches"
Acrylic on paper
16” x 22”

 
Missy Koppels
"Northern PA Road Trip"
Oil on canvas paper.
5” x 6"

Carolann Garafola
"Coquina Beach South"
Oil on Canvas Board
6" x 8"

Alexia Scott
"Fall Planting Pansies" 
Oil on panel
12” x 11”

Barbara Granaudo
"My Sanctuary"
Oil 
11" x 14"
Susan E. Hoffman
"Monday Blues"
Oil on birch panel
12" x 9"
 

Ron Gallo
"3 Days, 4 Nights, Ocean View"
Oil/Linen Panel
11" x 11"
 

Judy Klein 
"Tide's out"
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"


 
Linda Kovach
“Golden Grasses/Fall Finale”
Oil on Panel
9” x 12”
Merle Waldman
"Hello Cambridge, Massachusetts"
Oil
5”x7”
Cindy Lawson-Kester 
"The Beacon"
24" x 48" 
Oil
Audrey Sclater
"It’s Fall Somewhere"
Oil
9" x 12"
 

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 CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS FROM THIS WEEK. WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE PERSEVERING TO CREATE SOMETHING WONDERFUL THAT GIVES JOY TO ALL WHO VIEW IT!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PAINT AND SHARE YOUR GIFTS WITH US, AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED!

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

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. "

Kurt Vonnegut

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