Our guest judge Claude Carvin has choosen the winner; it is Ruth Mann PGE with 'In the deep'. A beautiful and mysterious painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Ruth wins a box of pastels from our sponsor Unison pastels.

 

 In second place is Roman Burgan with  'Summer memories II'. In third place is Dolores with 'Lotus pond'.

After studying art at the Aix en Provence art academy, Claude Carvin worked in various professions to earn a living. He moved to Ardèche in 1992; inspired by the landscape, he began to exhibit in the region. After working in oil for years, he discovered pastel.

This technique changed his way of working; this direct and intuitive medium brings him closer to his subject, especially during plein air sessions.

His encounter with the Pastellistes de France opened the doors to international art exhibitions and recognition.

He became a member, then a teacher at the Société des Pastellistes de France and organized workshops throughout France.

Several articles were devoted to him in artist magazines (Practice des Arts, Artist Magazine, Plaisir de Peindre, Dessin et Peinture and The Pastel Journal.

A DVD published by Pratique des Arts will be dedicated to him.

 

There is less than a week left to enter our September 'Get Dusty' competition and show us your interpretation of our wonderful 'Reflection' poem. Or if you are not a landscape painter, maybe one of our next 'Get Dusty' challenges is right for you.

October- Category - Animals- Challenge:'Colourful animals'

Think hummingbirds, parrots, butterflies, chameleons; whatever species, as long as it is colourful!

November - Category - Florals - Challenge 'Autumn beauty in nature'

We want autumn flowers, leaves or mushrooms en plein air! No landscapes, please and no setup still lifes either! 

December/January - Category - Free choice, but a winter theme. 

This can be a snowy landscape. a Christmas still life, animals in their winter fur etc.etc.

 

 

 

                                                                                Have fun painting!