Winter 2018/2019 - Free Choice
February - category Portrait/Figure, challenge: ‘People at work’. We want one or several figures (half or full, no head portrait) working.
March - category Landscape, challenge: ‘Landscape (including coastal, but no pure seascape or cityscape) with artifact’. We want a landscape which includes a human artifact; that could be a building like a church, a bridge, a ruin, a lighthouse, but also a man-made object like a car, a tractor, a garden chair etc. The landscape MUST dominate in your painting and the object stay an element, not the main feature.
April – category Animal, challenge: ‘Birds on water’. That means water fowl actually swimming, drifting, diving. Birds just landing or starting off are also permissible, but there has to be contact with the water.
May – category Still Life, challenge: ‘Doors or 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).
June - category portrait/figure, challenge: ‘Portrait with head cover and/or glasses’. That includes hats, caps, work helmets or a hijab or headscarf. No full figure, please, this is a portrait challenge.
July/August – Free choice
September – category Landscape, challenge: ‘Beginning or end of day'. We want to see a morning or evening scene. Pay attention to the specific colour of light at that time of day, and the position of the sun! Think of long shadows or sunrise and sunset.
October – category Animal, challenge: ’Mother and child’. You are free to choose the species you like, but the painting has to include both the mother and her offspring.
November – category Still Life, challenge: ’Prepared food or drink’. Please no fruit or veggie still life showing apples, turnips, pumpkins etc. in their original state.
December 19/January2020– Free choice
If you don‘t know what to paint, why not check out the reference photos in our Photo Library! This is a collection of free reference photos from members for members. Or upload some of your photos for the benefit of others.