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Painting Challenge: Fall is here!

Summer is over (thank goodness for those who have dreadful heat!).   Fall is here. Paint what autumn means to you! #autumn Deadline September 24, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Autumn is my favorite season.   Probably because we get a break from the Hot Houston Summer! What does Fall mean to me? Leaves changing colors. The Realism…

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Painting Challenge: Doors

We’ve done windows…. now it’s time for… Let’s paint a door! #doors Deadline September 17, 2021, 11:59 pm ET   Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to paint this blue door.               What’s the prize?    A set of 6 high chroma tube paints by QoR watercolors (my…

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Painting Challenge: Windows

For this week’s challenge… Let’s paint a window! #windows Deadline September 10, 2021, 11:59 pm ET   If you’re looking for a window tutorial, Paul  Clark has a great video:   What’s the prize?    Thanks to our generous sponsor, Adventurous Art Supply, this week’s prize is a travel palette – with extra palette insert,…

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Painting Challenge: My Favorite Place

Share a little part of your world with artist friends around the world! Paint one of your favorite places in your city!    #myfavoriteplace Deadline September 3, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Here’s one of my favorite places in Houston.   Rothko Chapel, a non-denominational chapel.  The interior is not only a chapel, but also as a…

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Challenge: View from my window

What do you see when you look out your window? Paint a view from your window!    #viewfrommywindow Deadline August 27, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Here’s what I see…  a potato vine weaving in and out of the porch banister. What’s the prize?    Our prize is generously donated by Etchr!   They have contributed TWO…

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Challenge: Dog Days!

The DOG DAYS of SUMMER have arrived! Paint a dog!   #DogDays Deadline August 20, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Hot sunny days when the dogs all want to get out to play!   Paint your pooch chilling at the lake, chasing their favorite toy, going for a walk, or just napping in the sun!   Last week was…

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Challenge: Cat Painting

My cat, Cucumber, requested this challenge.  She thinks all paintings should be of her.  She loves being the center of attention, but you don’t have to paint her. Paint a cat, any cat.  And yes, that includes lions, tigers, bobcats, jaguars and other felines…  #cat_paintings Deadline August 13, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Cats are complex. …

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Challenge: Recreate a famous painting!

Back by popular demand! Replicate a famous painting by one of the old masters. #famous_art Deadline August 6, 2021, 11:59 pm ET   This challenge is going to push us outside our comfort zone. That’s how we learn and hone our skills. Try recreating one of your favorites from the old masters (Van Gogh, Monet,…

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Challenge: Boats!

All hands on deck! Paint a boat.   Any kind of boat.   #boat_weekly_challenge Deadline July 30, 2021, 11:59 pm ET   I created two boat tutorials last year.  They are very low-tech because I’m a corporate banker and not a video producer.     You may use them if you wish.   🙂 Boat on the beach tutorial.…

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Challenge: Create Tiny Art !

Kevin Hardy Wells is back and he’s sharing some BIG news! It’s time once again for the TINY ART challenge #tinyart Deadline July 23, 2021, 11:59 pm ET Pull out your magnifying glasses, polish your bifocals get ready for the tiniest and the mightiest of all the challenges! Paintings may be no larger than 1 x…