TODAY WE ARE ANNOUNCING THE 20TH AND LAST WEEKLY WINNER OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST.
THE CONTEST IS NOW ENDED
THE BEST PAINTINGS FROM THE CONTEST WILL BE JUDGED IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. WE WILL THEN SEND OUT AN EMAIL WITH ALL 20 WEEKLY WINNERS POSTED AND THE FINAL CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED.
A great big THANK YOU to all the artists who participated in this contest and the previous one. We greatly appreciated your sharing of your creative talent and brightening up the past 10 months for everyone who were privileged to see your amazing artwork!!!
We just want you to know that each week you made it very difficult to judge the entries and pick just one "best painting of the week", because every week there were several that came very close to winning that title.
WE HOPE YOU WILL ALL SPEND THE NEXT MONTH AND A HALF PAINTING AWAY TO CREATE YOUR ENTRY FOR OUR 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR 10TH ANNUAL SHOWS:
DUE TO THE ISSUES RELAYED IN LAST WEEKS EMAIL, THIS WILL BE AN "ONLINE SHOW ONLY".
THE RULES, FEES AND DEADLINE DATES FOR ENTRIES WILL BE FORTHCOMING IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR "ONLINE FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW" AND OUR "ONLINE PAINT SARASOTA PAINT OUT SHOW" WILL FOLLOW IN TURN.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEEKLY EMAILS FOR ALL THE EXCITING DETAILS!!!
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 20TH AND FINAL WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:
BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
OIL + MICA POWDER ON STRETCHED CANVAS
16" X 20"
Congratulations to Susan for her vivid depiction of a "Glossy Ibis", a native Florida bird. The soft grasses in the background and the foreground branch upon which the bird is perched, keep your eye focused on the star of the painting in all it's colorful and iridescent glory. With it's wings spread out, the bird's glowing plumage is fully displayed in preparation to take flight at any moment!
Susan's painting will be entered into the final challenge this week as the contest is ended.
Many thanks to all our artists who sent in their paintings for the last week of our Spirit of Painting Contest. We cannot wait to see what you will enter in our 10th Annual Members Show and our Paint Sarasota Paint Out Show. Until then keep your paint brushes moving and the paint or pastel flowing with the creativity only you can provide!!!
Take care, stay safe and stay well and keep on painting!!!
MaryAnn, Susan, Patti, Jack, Lynn, Sharon & Terry
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” Michelangelo