MaryAnn Mullet PSA, our guest judge for the April Get Dusty Competition wrote: Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a guest judge for such a talented group of pastel artists!

The winner is Marie France Oosterhof PGE with "Flamingo´s flamenco" Congratulations! Marie France wins a set of 10 PanPastel colors and a set of Sofft tools from our sponsor PanPastel.

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In second place is Kerstin Birk with "Three grey geese", in third place is Michele Ashby with "Swans on black water".

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The April Get Dusty Competiton is closed! Now you can upload to the new category Still life, theme: Doors and Gates

The door or gate has to be the main feature, not the building it is part of. A partial view of a door is allowed as long as the door itself is clearly visible; no portrait of a door handle or keyhole, please. It doesn‘t matter if it’s old or new doors or gates. Have a look at our Reference Photo Library for inspiration (Cityscape,Detail). Or paint your own door or your neigbour’s door.

For informations about the next Get Dusty Competitions have a look on the Schedule 2018/19.

We are happy to announce that PanPastel will be our new sponsor for the Get Dusty Competition until January 2020.

PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time.

The PGE Board wishes you all a very Happy Easter!

April – category Animal, challenge: ‘Birds on water’.

That means water fowl actually swimming, drifting, diving. Birds preening, stalking prey, just landing or starting off are also permissible, but they have to be in contact with the water! 

 Deadline is April, 25

Happy painting!