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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
 
We are beginning the 12th week of our Light Chasers
SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST
We are extending the challenge from last week 
 
!!!! INTERIOR CHALLENGE EXTENDED !!!
 
We had very few Interior submissions so we're giving you another week. If you've had some thoughts on the subject but haven't had time to get them down, now's your chance. So look around with your artist eye and take the challenge to
"PAINT AN INTERIOR SCENE"
 in your house or else where!!!
 
Only paintings with this subject matter will be accepted for the Sunday, November 8th, 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.

If you submitted a painting last week that was not an interior, please resubmit it for week 13 starting November 9 when we resume open subjects. 
 
If we do not receive at least 10 paintings for each week's contest
we will be cancelling the contest due to lack of participation.
 
Please keep your paint brushes moving and your creativity flowing. this contest is only as active as you are!!!
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING FOR THE 11TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"THE BARRENS OF WEST DOVER, NOVA SCOTIA"
BY EDWARD WEDLER
WATERCOLOR
23 X 29 cm
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO EDWARD FOR HIS STRIKING WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE THAT IS RENDERED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN AN IMPRESSIONISTIC 
AND AN ABSTRACT STYLE OF PAINTING.
BOLD SPLASHES OF ORANGE AND GOLD AUTUMNAL COLOR ATTRACT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SCENE.
THE DIAGONAL AND CURVED LINES OF THE HILLS,
THAT ARE SURROUNDED BY FOLIAGE AND SHADOWS,
CREATE A LIVELY EXCITEMENT IN THE LANDSCAPE.
YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL THE ICY CHILL OF AN EARLY SNOWFALL IN AUTUMN IN NOVA SCOTIA!
EDWARD'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.
 

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. Unless there is a special challenge.
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 THE ARTISTS SUBMITTING ARTWORK AND KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF PAINTING ALIVE.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR INTERIOR PAINTINGS.

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

 

"If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means."

Jackson Pollock

 

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