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Painting Challenge: Girl with a Pearl Earring

We are doing another famous portrait painting challenge.  (do you remember how much fun Mona Lisa was last year?) For this challenge, paint the Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer in the 17th century. Painting challenge:  Girl with Pearl Earring Include the hashtag #pearlearring in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group…

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Painting Challenge: Song Title

Express your interpretation of song titles through watercolor.    Let your painting become a visual harmony that resonates with your chosen song. Painting challenge:  Song Title Include the hashtag #songtitle in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline March 8, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Select a…

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Painting Challenge: Paint this ref photo with non-dominant hand

Get ready to push your boundaries!  In solidarity with our moderator, Jennifer Elaine, who recently sprained her dominant wrist and the many people who are stroke survivors, we challenge everyone to paint the same reference photo with your non-dominant hand. Dare to step out of your comfort zone.  Let your non-dominant hand guide your brush,…

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Painting Challenge: Lemons

When life give you lemons… paint them!   Painting challenge:  Lemons Include the hashtag #lemons in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 23, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a lemon Sponsored by Debbie Friis-Pettitt, Watercolors that Glow Entries must be posted in the Facebook group:…

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Painting Challenge: Valentine’s Day

For this week’s challenge… get ready to immerse yourself in the world of love!   Paint hearts, roses, Valentine’s Day cards, any painting that captures the essence of love! Painting challenge:  Valentines Day Include the hashtag #valentines2024 in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 16, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here…

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Painting Challenge: City Life

For this week’s challenge… capture the essence of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers, and the lively energy that only a city can offer.  Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of commuters, the colorful cityscape at sunset, a sidewalk cafe, or the hidden corners of urban life, user your imagination and bring the spirit of the city to…

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Painting Challenge: Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the beauty and power of cascading water.  Whether you prefer a realistic approach or want to explore a more abstract interpretation, let the flowing water inspire you! Painting challenge:  Waterfalls Include the hashtag #waterfalls in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline February 2, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET …

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Painting Challenge: Quilts

During this time of year, I like to snuggle up with my favorite blanket.   So let’s paint quilts and blankets. Painting challenge:  Quilts Include the hashtag #quilts in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline January 26 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a blanket or quilt Entries…

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Painting Challenge: People at Work

This will stretch us to paint something a lot of us do not usually paint… people! For this week’s challenge, let’s paint people at work.   Please don’t stress about it, or overthink it.  Keep it simple. Painting challenge:  People at work Include the hashtag #peopleatwork in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.…

And the winner is...

Weekly challenge winners: 2024

Weekly Painting Challenge Winners 2024 May 2024 Challenge Announced Painting challenge link Sponsored by / prizes Winners 3 May 2024 Painting Challenge: Urban Sketchers Week 2024 Diann Zimmerman:  QoR Urban Sketch palette, W&N journal, water brush 10 May 2024 Painting Challenge: Ravens SketchBox: Tinted Graphite Pans Basic Box 17 May 2024 24 May 2024 31…