Our guest judge Giselé Hurtaud has choosen the winner; it is Jan Hargood with 'Mum´. This is a beautiful, sensitive painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Jan wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.
In second place is Dorothea SchulzPGE with 'Lao Wang'. In third place is Michele Ashby with 'Viewing the viewer'.
‘Born in Charente-Maritime where I live, I have been drawing and painting since 1990. After a few years devoted to watercolour, I discovered pastel in 1997. This encounter was a revelation. Seduced by its delicacy, subtle nuances and velvety touch, I now devote myself exclusively to this technique to paint portraits and scenes of life. The portrait is an adventure. It is a work that is based above all on the observation of the model. Translating an expression, a state of mind, a feeling, giving life to a face are constantly renewed challenges. My art is based on emotion; a face has to touch me to make me want to make a portrait of it. It is this emotion that I try to convey through my pastels. I am often told that my portraits look like me, that they reflect me. I think that when we paint a facial expression, we put a lot of ourself into it and we charge it with our own sensitivity.‘
This month we have a joint winner! Ruth Mann PGE and Dorothea Schulz PGE both got the exact same amount of points from the board jurors for 'Gone swimmin' and 'My Chinese pearls'. Congratulations! Both win a set of sanded paper from our sponsor UArt! In third place is Dolores Saul PGE with 'Transparent summer'. There will be no honourable mentions this month, due to the small number of entries.
See all entries in the Get Dusty Competition Gallery.
The jury comments will be published in the Spring Scribbler 2018.
Before our summer break, it is time for the portrait challenge again! This month, we are looking for a portrait of an old woman. It can be either a head study or head and upper body. No whole figure please, this is a portrait challenge.
Please read the rules before you enter; we do not want to eliminate anyone and we do not always have the time to check the entries and contact you before the end of the competition!
As usual, you may post two entries, deadline is June, 25th.
Should there be any further questions, please post them in the forum.