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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