Copy
Greetings Artists
 
We are beginning the 9th week of our LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST and the paintings that were received last week were amazing and of a delightfully varied subject matter.
It has been a learning experience for everyone who viewed them. There is always something to take away from these paintings that we present to you each week. Viewing them can improve your own paintings, or become a starting point for a painting of your own. We are very fortunate to be able to have
such inspiration available, week after week!
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING FOR THE 8TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:
"THE LAST LIGHT"

BY LINDA KOVACH

OIL ON PANEL

10" X 10"

CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA FOR CAPTURING A DAZZLING MOMENT IN TIME, THAT OF THE LAST FIERY BLAST OF THE SUN BEFORE IT SINKS BELOW THE HORIZON. THE COOL LAVENDAR BLUE SHADOWS SET A STRIKING CONTRAST TO THE GOLDEN HAZE OF THE SUN, AS IT DANCES ACROSS THE WATER AND HIGHLIGHTS THE SAND AND THE SEA GRASS. THIS IS A COMMON SIGHT ON THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA THAT SOMEHOW STILL MANAGES TO STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS EVERYTIME YOU EXPERIENCE IT!
LINDA'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 9th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Darryl Goldman
"Tampa Squall"
Oil on canvas
18x24

 Linda Salomon
Canoes at Mirror Lake
Oil on canvas 
16” X 20"

Sheila Carey 
"Gates Chapel Rd, Ellijay Ga" 
Acrylic on canvas. 
8x10
 
Nancy Casey
Low Country
Oil on canvas
24”x30”

 Mary Karpinski 
The Bench at Round Lake
Pastel on 800 grit paper
8”x10”

Wendell Graham
"Labor Day on Manatee River"
Oil on Belgium Linen

6"x6"
Mary Pat Byrne
"Backyard Study" 
Oil 
8 x 10 


 
Larry Baerman
“Seeking Respite”
Oil on Panel
9x12
 

Marie Baumann
"Seeking Treasures from the Sea"
Acrylic
20" x 16"

Lydia Kaeyer
The house at Tenants Harbor.  
Watercolor.
12x16

Catherine Hamill
"Boardwalk Bench"
  Oil 
  11" x 14"

Judy Klein 
"Bay watch"
Oil on canvas
11 x 14
Linda Kovach
“Follow me, Follow you”
Oil on Panel
9” x 12”
Karen Knutson
“Fall colors on Red Rock Lake”
Watercolor 
11” x 14”
 

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.

MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR ARTISTS WHO SUBMITTED THEIR ARTWORK TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE.
WE APPLAUD YOUR ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS AND YOUR WILLPOWER TO CREATE AND INSPIRE US ALL
TO BE BETTER PAINTERS AND OBSERVERS OF THE WORLD AROUND US. IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT IN
ARTWORK RECENTLY OR AS OF YET, PLEASE CONSIDER DOING SO. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY THIS CONTEST
WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE EACH WEEK FOR YOUR FUTURE ENJOYMENT.

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

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. "

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Website
Website
Instagram
Instagram
Copyright © 2020 Light Chasers Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast, All rights reserved.


Our mailing address is:
Light Chasers Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast
P. O. Box 1323
Venice, FL  34284

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp