The February competition will be open from January, 26. The theme is 'Figure/Portrait', the challenge is 'Monochrome'.

This can either be from an old black and white or sepia photograph or from a contemporary photo. We want a monochrome or nearly monochrome painting, using one colour in different values with the possible addition of white and black for the lightest and darkest areas. Remember, the judge will pay close attention to the values for this challenge. Deadline is February, 25.

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The March theme is 'Landscape', the challenge is 'Water in the landscape'.

We want to see a landscape containing a lake, pond, brook or waterfall. Please don't enter seascapes or paintings where a lake dominates the painting; the emphasis is on landscape. Deadline is March, 25.

You may enter up to 2 entries. Please read the Get Dusty rules before entering. Happy painting!