Painting Challenge: Statues, Monuments, Headstones


Paint a statue, monument, or headstone.     

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

Deadline June 3, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

This challenge is to paint a statue, monument, or headstone.   There are plenty of subjects around:  human, animal, fantasy.  Here are a few reference photos you may use.  Graham will provide more later.

What is the prize?   

The prize for one random winner will be a one-year subscription to Graham Berry’s courses: Paint with Graham.  There are over 84 full tutorials available immediately with a new tutorial added every 2 weeks.  His painting style is perfect for both beginner and experienced artists.

If you’d like to try a tutorial for free, sign up here.   I learned so much from this free tutorial about using a limited palette, creating warm light, and to allow the paint to “do its thing” and not fiddle with it too much.

If you have ideas to share for future challenges, please add your comment to the post –>add challenge recommendation

Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #statues
  • Deadline June 3, 2022, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, June 5, 2022
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

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