Painting Challenge: Flowers for Hope

Let’s show our support for Turkey and Syria by painting their national flowers.   If you can donate to help the relief efforts, please do.

Paint tulips or jasmine.

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #FlowersForHope

Deadline March 3, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Here are the details:

  • Paint the national flower of Turkey (Tulips) or Syria (Jasmine)
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #FlowersForHope
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline March 3, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced March 5, 2023
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

What is the prize?   

This week’s challenge is sponsored by Shelley Prior.  The prize for one random winner is lifetime access to any of her zoom courses (past recorded or an upcoming live class).

To see the list of zoom classes, click here.  Each past recorded class includes reference photo, outline, materials used, progress photos, and recording link.  If the winner chooses a live class, the progress photos and recording link are sent a couple days after the class.

Follow Shelley on social media:

Shelley goes through the painting from start to finish.  She is easy to follow, and has beautiful class choices:  still life, flowers, landscape, shiny things.   Here are a few of my favorites:



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