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Greetings Artists
 
We are beginning the 2nd week of our SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST and it is Great to see so many of you participating.
This is your chance to share your amazing artwork and provide everyone who views it, with inspiration to paint their own 
"Masterpiece"!
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 1ST WEEK OF THE LIGHTCHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST IS:

STILL LIFE
MARINO RONCARI
OIL
14" X 11"
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARINO FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL RENDERING OF A STILL LIFE.
THE SOFT, MUTED BACKGROUND COLORS SET A CALM MOOD FOR THE PAINTING.
THE POP OF BRIGHT YELLOW KEEPS YOUR EYE ON THE OBJECTS IN THE CENTER OF THE STILL LIFE, WHILE THE GENTLE SHADING FROM LIGHT TO DARK MOVES YOUR EYE AROUND THE PAINTING.
 
MARINO'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT END OF THE CONTEST.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 2nd WEEK OF THE LIGHTCHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Doug Finfrock
"Sailboat"
 10"H  X 7"W
Watercolor

Lydia Kaeyer
“Peaceful Morning”
Watercolor
7x11
Rosanne Knorr
Majesty
Pastel
9x12
Joanne Pattison
"Backyard Fern"
Watercolor and Ink
5.5" X 3.5" 
 

Nancy Cooperrider

"Sleepy Lagoon"

Aqua Oil On Wood Panel

12" x 12"

Bonnie Elkins
“Siesta Anyone?”
Oil
12”x16”
Linda Banas
“Summer Morn”
Oil on linen Plein Air
11x14
Marie Baumann
"Paint-Out at Phillippi Park"
Mixed Media
12" x 12"
Patti Clark
Blueberry Field
Oil
8x10
Barbara Granaudo 
Venice Rookery 
Oil
11 x 14
Ron Gallo
Family Tree
Oil on Linen Panel
11"x 14"
Audrey Sclater
Leaving Vernazza
Oil on linen panel
12x16”
Sheila Carey
"Blue Eyes,  Too"
oil on canvas 
20x16
Cecy Grabowski 
“Morning Has Broken”
9”x 12”
Watercolor
Marino Roncari
Cabbage
Oil
12”X 9”
Susan Sapanara
"Curves"
Oil
9" x 18"
JoAnn Petty Bresch
Afternoon in Monet’s Garden
Oil
30x30”
Catherine Hamill
"Home Sweet Home"
 Oil
11" x 14"
Linda Salomon
"Cleo on her Pedestal"
Oil on canvas
10” X 15”
Kelly McGuire
“Water Launch”
Oil on linen panel
12x12
Judy Klein 
"Pathway through the woods" 
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"
ATTENTION LIGHTCHASERS: 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING A  ZOOM PAINTING CLASS WITH MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!
Information on this class is given below:

LET MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE’S STUDENTS
TELL YOU WHY ZOOM WORKS.

 
"Morgan’s discerning eye and precise feedback are excellent. I quickly gained an awareness on how to improve my painting."
_______________Mary B. from Maine

"Great! what a difference."
______________Rick C. in Massachusetts

"No one is standing in front of me while I watch the demo’s. The instruction is easy to follow. I can immediately apply it. I am inspired. I feel like I have someone in my corner who cares about my success."
_______________Janet K in Florida

"Morgan is that rare combination of an accomplished artist who can teach really well. The online classes gives me a close up view of her demos. so I can see how she i’s mixing and applying the paint. She tells me and shows me exactly how to take my paintings to the next level and how to tackle tough areas."
_______________Sarah Y in South Carolina
The above pictured painting images are actual paintings accomplished during the ONLINE STUDIO SESSIONS each week. There is always emphasis on the students work each session. Time for critique. Time for specific demos. New ideas to present information. 

Morgan Samuel Price

morgan@morgansamuelprice.com
407-252-2102
www.morgansamuelprice.com
 

SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST RULES:
 

1. This contest is for Lightchaser 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 Lightchasers Website to check on Mediums allowed)

Photography is not acceptable.
Many Thanks to all of our Artists who have submitted their artwork this week.
We truly appreciate your dedication to creating Art and your generous sharing of that Art for all to enjoy!

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

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets

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