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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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! 

 

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 Julie Freeman has chosen her winning painting. It is 'Douceur Frisee(Amina)' by Ghislane Fabre!

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Congratulations! She wins a set of Unison softpastels.

In second place is 'Grace' by Lynn Howarth; in third place is 'Pears' by Teresa Allen.

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