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GREETINGS ARTISTS:

THE 14TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS BEGINNING AND THE ARTISTS ARE OUTDOING THEMSELVES EACH WEEK. THE QUALITY OF THE PAINTINGS BEING SUBMITTED ARE ALWAYS A JOY TO BEHOLD! PLEASE KEEP THE "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" ALIVE BY SENDING IN YOUR CREATIVE EFFORTS EVERY WEEK FOR ALL TO DELIGHT IN.!!!
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING FOR THE 13TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"VIEW FROM THE FRISBEE COURSE"
BY DOUG MICHALSKI
ACRYLIC
16" X 20"
 
Congratulations to Doug for creating an atmosphere of relaxation in his painting of two people enjoying a leisurely outing in their boat.
Sunlight filters through the trees and reflects in the water and brightens the far grassy, green bank, focusing your eye on the people in the boat.
The Spanish Moss hanging from the tree branches and the prominent tree roots in the foreground create, in the painting, an old Florida feeling that is timeless! 
Doug's painting will be entered into the final challenge at the end of the contest.
 
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 14th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Shirley Campbell
'Manasota Key Gulls'
20" x 20"
Oil on cradled Panel 

Mary Karpinski 
“Turkey 2020”
Colored pencil on UArt 800 grit sanded paper
9”x12”

Abby Ober
“Historic Garden”
9 x 12 inches
Oil on birch 
Rodka (Roddy) Dammeyer
"Sneak Peek at Downtown"
Oil
16x20

Rosanne Knorr
"Colours of Kew Gardens"
Soft Pastels
14" x 11"

Coleen Kordas 
"Looking out on Fall"
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Carolann Garafola
"Flats off Cortez Island"
7" x 11"
Oil on Canvas Board
 
Doug Michalski 
“Boat Rental at Manasota Key“
 “12 x 16”
Acrylic

Patti Cripe
“Savannah”
6x12”
oil on canvas

Lydia Kaeyer
"Low Country Shrimp Boats"
Watercolor
14" x 21"

Wayne Chunat
Low Country
Acrylic
8" x 10" 
Carmen Letelier
"Clouds Rolling In"
Acrylic
10" x 8"
 

 

Sue Bridgman
"White Lady"
16" x20"
Acrylic

Cecy Grabowski
“Fly Fishing in Northern Michigan”
Watercolor
12” x 16”


 
Judy Klein 
"Path Through the Park"
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"
Susan E. Hoffman
"Silk"
oil on birch panel
12" x 9"
Johan Bjurman
"Sandy Beach" 
Oil on Canvas Panel
8x10"
Alexia Scott
"November, The Plains Virginia" 
11” x 20”
oil on panel 
 
 

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 everyone who submitted paintings this week!!!
It is always interesting to see what subject matter moves an artist to capture it forever in a painting.
It is also interesting to see so many different views of our world from our artists up north to our local artists in the south.
Thanks again for sharing your artistic creations with us all.
 
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL AND KEEP ON PAINTING!!!

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

"The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying."

Steven Pressfield, Author "The War of Art"

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