Marie-Christine Coupillaud, our judge for the September Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Ronald Hoppe with "Pustervalley, Tirol" Congratulations! He receives the material prize from our sponsor  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Roger Holmes with "Morning in the Milk Mountains above the Amalfi Coast", in third place is Dolores Saul PGE with "Breithorn".

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Our 2nd Open Online Competition is open for entries! You may enter your work in one or several of our four categories and have a chance to win a prize in each. For more information, go to OnlineJuriedShows. Best of luck!

Born in Libourne in 1952, pastellist Marie-Christine Coupillaud now lives in Bearn in the Pau region in France.

Passionate about painting since childhood, she took watercolour lessons and tried her hand at oils before discovering pastel in 2000. After a period of self-teaching, she perfected her training by participating in two workshops with the Maîtres Pastellistes de France in July 2004 and 2005 during the International Pastel Festival at FEYTIAT.

Our October Get Dusty is open for entries. The category is 'Animals', the challenge is 'Closeups/details'. Zoom in on your favourite animal and paint scale or feather patterns, horns, eyes, mouths, paws etc. Please do not post paintings of detached animal parts like skulls or single feathers, only closeups of living animals. 

Update: Do not show a whole animal, we want details as shown in the photo!

Every member may post two entries, deadline is October 25. Happy painting!


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