Our guest judge Rita Kirkman has chosen her winning painting. It is "After my Bath", by Marie France Oosterhof!

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Congratulations! She wins a set of softpastels.

In second place is "Redeye Treefrog", by Kerstin Birk;  in third place is "Through a Hedge Backwards", by Jan Hargood.
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Rita Kirkman is our guest judge for the Get Dusty Competition October 2017 again. Read about Rita in our article from April 2017.

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After studying art at the Aix en Provence art academy, Claude Carvin worked in various professions to earn a living. He moved to Ardèche in 1992; inspired by the landscape, he began to exhibit in the region. After working in oil for years, he discovered pastel.

This technique changed his way of working; this direct and intuitive medium brings him closer to his subject, especially during plein air sessions.

 

Our guest judge Claude Carvin has choosen the winner; it is Ruth Mann PGE with 'In the deep'. A beautiful and mysterious painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Ruth wins a box of pastels from our sponsor Unison pastels.

 

 In second place is Roman Burgan with  'Summer memories II'. In third place is Dolores with 'Lotus pond'.

There is less than a week left to enter our September 'Get Dusty' competition and show us your interpretation of our wonderful 'Reflection' poem. Or if you are not a landscape painter, maybe one of our next 'Get Dusty' challenges is right for you.

October- Category - Animals- Challenge:'Colourful animals'

Think hummingbirds, parrots, butterflies, chameleons; whatever species, as long as it is colourful!

November - Category - Florals - Challenge 'Autumn beauty in nature'

We want autumn flowers, leaves or mushrooms en plein air! No landscapes, please and no setup still lifes either! 

December/January - Category - Free choice, but a winter theme. 

This can be a snowy landscape. a Christmas still life, animals in their winter fur etc.etc.

 

 

 

                                                                                Have fun painting!