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Greetings Artists

For the 6th week of our Light Chasers Spirit Of Painting Contest we have a
SPECIAL PAINTING CHALLENGE!!!
We would like all of you who are submitting a painting this week to have as the subject of that painting "WATER".
Your submission must have something to do with water. As long as there is some water depicted in the painting, it will be acceptable.
So please use all of your artistic talents and creativity to rise to this challenge and send in your paintings of "WATER".
 
 
THE PAINTING CHOSEN AS BEST PAINTING OF THE 5TH WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS SPIRIT OF PAINTING CONTEST IS:

"BLUE BOAT PURPLE HOUSE"
BY KELLY MCGUIRE
OIL
12" X 12"
CONGRATULATIONS TO KELLY FOR A VERY COLORFUL
AND IMPRESSIONISTIC DEPICTION OF A BREEZY, SUNNY DAY AT A DOCKSIDE.
EACH COLOR PRESENTED IN THE PAINTING IS SPREAD THROUGHTOUT IN VARYING VALUES AND CAUSES YOUR EYE TO MOVE AROUND THE SCENE, WHILE THE HIGHLIGHTED WHITES AND PURPLES AND POPS OF RED AND YELLOW DRAW YOUR EYE TO THE FOCAL POINT OF THE "BLUE BOAT AND THE PURPLE HOUSE".
THE ATMOSPHERE CREATED BY THE PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE BREEZE, THE COLORFUL REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER AND THE SUN LIGHTING UP THE PURPLE HOUSE, MAKE IT SEEM LIKE A VERY RELAXING PLACE TO BE!
KELLY'S PAINTING WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FINAL CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THE CONTEST.
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS SUBMITTED FOR THE 6th WEEK OF THE LIGHT CHASERS "SPIRIT OF PAINTING" CONTEST.

Kelly McGuire
“Raftup”
Oil
9x12

 Linda Salomon
"Selby Gardens Volunteer" 
Oil on Canvas
16” X 12"

Pat Hillcoat
“Port Sydney Island"
Acrylic Painting
12" x 14"
Mary Karpinski 
 “The Meadow 2”
Pastel on Pastel Premiere Clay Toned Sanded Paper
9" x 12"

Fran Mangino
"Old Farm on Old State Rd."
Watercolor
11" x 14"

Rosanne Knorr
"Playtime"
Soft Pastel
12" x 9"
Darryl Goldman
"Bait, Ice, and Beer"
12" x 24 "
Joanne Pattison
"Morning Promise"
Watercolor
5" x 8"
Mary Pat Byrne
"Floral Still Life" 
Oil 
12" x 12"
 

Bonnie Elkins
“Harbor Springs”
Oil
12”x16”

Doug Finfrock
 "Ringling"
Watercolor
10-1/2"  X  6-3/4"

Kathy Baiamonte
"Morning Glory"
Oil
9" x 12"
Carmen Letelier
"Windy Day"
Acrylic
11" x 14"
Marie Baumann
"Hiking In"
Acrylic
5" x 7"
Judy Klein 
"Before lunchtime at O'Leary's"
Oil on canvas 
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 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 that everyone viewing these Works of Art have enjoyed them and also learned something from them, that they can use to improve their own artistic endeavors. 
We hope you all accept the challenge of painting "WATER" in any of it's various forms, for next week's contest, and we cannot wait to see what you create!!!

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

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

"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability." 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

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