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Greetings Artists

We begin the 7th week of the "Spirit of Painting" contest with the results of our first prompted challenge, to paint with water in mind.  We're so very proud of all who have taken up the challenge. Let us know if you have enjoyed this and would like to have another prompt in the future.  We have a few in mind but are always open to your suggestions.

 
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 6TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"WINDY DAY "
BY CARMEN LETELIER
ACRYLIC
11" X 14"
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARMEN FOR HER UNIQUE PAINTING OF A GROUP OF PALM TREES.
THE UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE PAINTING MAKES YOU FEEL AS IF YOU WERE LYING ON THE GROUND AND LOOKING UP AT THE PALM TREES OVERHEAD.
THE BRIGHT BLUE SKY AND THE SENSE OF MOVEMENT IN THE PALM FRONDS, MAKES YOU FEEL THAT THIS WOULD BE A RELAXING PLACE TO BE, WATCHING THE PALM TREES BLOWING IN THE WIND ON A SUNNY FLORIDA DAY!
CARMEN'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST. 
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 7th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST WITH THE PROMPT TO HAVE WATER IN THE PAINTING.

Edward Wedler
"Bridge Over the Sackville River"
Watercolour (en Plein Air)
23x29 cm on Fabriano rough
 

Missy Koppels
"North Lido"
Oil on canvas.
8 1/2”x11 1/2”

Cindy Lawson-Kester 
“Forrest Park Bridge”
11x14
Oil, plein air
Lydia Kaeyer
"Friendship Sloops in the Wind"
Watercolor.
7x11

Mary Pat Byrne
"Jetsetters"
Oil 
10 x 14
 

Heidi Gaudry
"Peace On The River"
Oil
16 X 11
Leslie Bertram
"Beach Wishes"
Acrylic
16x20
 
 Linda Roggenburg
"South Jetty"
Oil
16 x 20
 

Doug Finfrock
"Raging Water"
Watercolor, gouache
22" X 14"

Cecy Grabowski 
“Peace”
Watercolor
9”x 12”

Rita Rust
"Tribute"
Watercolor
15 x 22

Ron Gallo
"Dolphins!"
Oil on Linen Panel
6"x 8"
Susan E. Hoffman
"Stone Bridge"
Oil on stretched canvas
16" x 20"
 
Larry Baerman
“ In Need of Oars”
Oil on canvas board 
9x12
Wayne Chunat
"Brandywine Falls CVNP"
Acrylic
9" x12"
Rosanne Knorr
"Cascade of Color"
Soft Pastel
9"x12"
Audrey Sclater
"Monterosso Morning"
Oil
12" x 16"
 
Linda Kovach
“Reflection on the Day-Scipio Creek”
Oil on Panel
8” X 10”
Marie Baumann
"Sunset Blues"
Acrylic
20" x 16"
Maria Michalak
"September Beach Day" 
Oil on Canvas Board
5x7 
Catherine Hamill
"Sunset Key Sunset"
Oil
11 x 14
Linnea Doden
"Lily pads"
oil
6"x8"
 
 

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.
OUR 2021 SHOW AND EVENT DATES!!!!!

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES!!!!!
2021 SEASON AT A GLANCE


SIGN UP DAY FOR ALL OUR FEBRUARY 2021 SHOWS & EVENTS WILL BE ON:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 AT 9:00AM

ONLINE ON OUR LIGHT CHASERS WEBSITE  AT
    www.lightchasersinc.com



THE QUICK DRAW CONTEST
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021

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

THE LIGHT CHASERS 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

Many Thanks to all our contributing Artists who have shared their time and talents with us this week.
We hope you have enjoyed all the many different ways our participating artists have interpreted the theme of water. This week we resume our regular open "Spirit of Painting" contest.   We are so thankful for the artists who consistently submit paintings and hope to see art from some of you that may not have shared a painting yet. Many of you have not returned to the sun coast yet and we would love to see paintings from where ever you are now. 

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL,
AND KEEP ON PAINTING!!!

MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry

"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it. "

Claude Monet

 

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