These are our Get Dusty challenges for 2021. For each Get Dusty we will publish a short article with an explanation of the challenge!
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December 2020/January 2021 - Free Choice > CLOSED!
Deadline January, 25, 2021
You are free to choose the category (Still life/Floral, Landscape, Animal, Portrait/Figure), as long as your painting is about the colour 'Blue'.
February 2021 - Category: Portrait/Figure - Challenge: Young child > CLOSED
The category for our February Get Dusty is 'Portrait/Figure', the challenge is 'Young child'. That includes babies and toddlers and ends with pre-schoolers i.e. five years would be our age threshhold for this challenge.
Deadline February, 25, 2021
March 2021 - Category: Landscape/Seascape - Challenge: Costal scene
Show us where land meets sea and both interact. Rugged cliffs, wide bays, harbours are all part of the coastal landscape. Both, land and sea must be part of your entry, please do not enter a pure landscape or seascape.> CLOSED
Deadline March, 25, 2021
April 2021 - Category: Animal - Challenge: Group of animals
Must be more than 2 animals of the same species: a gaggle of geese, herd of cows, horses, school of dolphins, swarm of fish of the same species
Deadline April,25,2021 > CLOSED
May 2021 - Category: Still Life - Challenge: A natural still life with stones, wood, dry leaves or seashells
No man-made objects, no freshly cut flowers or leaves. We want to see a veritable 'nature morte'
Deadline May, 25, 2021> Closed
June 2021 - Category: Portrait Figure - Challenge: Human with animal(s)
Deadline June,25,2021 > Closed
July/August 2021 - Category:Free Choice
September 2021 - Category:Landscape - Challenge: Weather
Deadline September, 25, 2021
October 2021 - Category: Animal - Challenge: In the garden, down on the ground
In this challenge we want to see the small inhabitants of your garden; snails, insects, spiders, caterpillars etc; all those creepy-crawlies we tend to overlook. No birds and no mammals, please!
Deadline October, 25 , 2021
November 2021 - Category: Still Life/Florals - Challenge: Cacti and/or succulents
Deadline November, 25, 2021
December 2021/January 2022 - Category: Free Choice
Deadline January, 25, 2022