WE HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL AND BUSY PAINTING AWAY!
IT IS EXCITING TO SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT LANDSCAPES THAT ARE SUBMITTED EACH WEEK, ESPECIALLY THE FALL AND WINTER SCENES THAT WE NEVER EXPERIENCE HERE IN FLORIDA!
VERY SOON WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR OUR 2021 SHOWS AND EVENTS SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUR EMAILS EVERY WEEK FOR ALL THE DETAILS!
IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE KEEP YOUR BRUSHES BUSY AND SEND IN YOUR PAINTINGS
FOR ALL TO ENJOY!
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 15TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:
BY NANCY BASS
OIL ON PANEL
5" X 7"
Congratulations to Nancy for her dramatic rendering of a sunset in November. The dark clouds interspersed with a darkening blue sky, draw your eye to the blazing gold of the sun just before it sets. Touches of orange and gold highlight the lower clouds near the horizon line, while gentle waves catch the reflection of the sun, as a quiet peacefulness descends on the seascape before nightfall.
Nancy's painting will be entered in the final challenge at the end of the contest.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 16th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.
"Autumn Reflections, Maine"
16" x 20"
“Over the Banks”
48” x 36”
"Glorious End of Day"
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"
Rodka (Roddy) Dammeyer
"Fox Island Pond"
“Somewhere in Umbria”
Oil on Panel
9” x 12"
Susan E. Hoffman
16" x 20"
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 email@example.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 ARTISTS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED PAINTINGS THIS WEEK.
WE HOPE TO SEE MORE OF OUR MEMBERS SHARING THEIR ARTISIC EFFORTS WITH THE GROUP.
PLEASE KEEP THE SPIRIT OF PAINTING ALIVE AND WELL FOR ALL TO ENJOY!
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND KEEP ON PAINTING!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry
"The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to."