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Painting Challenge: Rocks

Rocks have various shapes, sizes, and colors, making them interesting subjects for paintings.  They have unique textures, patterns, and details. Painting challenge:  Rocks Include the hashtag #Rocks in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline June 21, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Share a painting of rocks…

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Painting Challenge: Continuous Line Pet Portrait

We recently had a challenge to do a continuous line portrait of a person.  This week’s challenge is to do a continuous line pet portrait.   Keep your pen on the paper to do the complete drawing.  When you lift your pen, the drawing is done!   Then add watercolor. Painting challenge:  Continuous Line Pet Portrait Include…

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Painting Challenge: Red Roof

Red roofs are so colorful in a landscape… that pop of red! Painting challenge:  Red Roof Include the hashtag #RedRoof in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline June 7, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a red roof Sponsored by Krzysztof Kowalski, https://www.esperoart.com Entries must be…

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Painting Challenge: Bears

Let’s paint Bears.  Brown bears, black bears, polar bears, Panda Bears, even teddy bears! Painting challenge:  Bears Include the hashtag #bears in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline May 31, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a bear Sponsored by Christy Bartholomew, Artistic Ideals Studio Entries…

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Painting Challenge: World Bee Day

May 20 is World Bee Day.  Three out of four crops across the globe depend on bees and other pollinators.   Not only do bees contribute directly to food security, they are key to conserving biodiversity. To recognize the importance of bees, we will paint bees this week! Painting challenge:  World Bee Day Include the hashtag…

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Painting Challenge: Ravens

Let’s paint ravens!  Here are some interesting facts about ravens: they are highly intelligent, have problem-solving skills, capable of using tools (they can use sticks, stones to help them obtain food or access hard-to-reach places.)  They are social birds, often form tight-knit family groups, and are known to engage in playful behavior. Painting challenge:  Ravens…

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Painting Challenge: Urban Sketchers Week 2024

May 1 – 7 is International Urban Sketchers Week, a global celebration of on-location drawing! For this week’s challenge, let’s participate in this global event.   Share a painting done on location (indoors or out), not from photos or memory.  Capture what you see from direct observation. Painting challenge:  Urban Sketch Include the hashtag #uskweek2024 in…

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Painting Challenge: Tiny Art

Pull out your magnifying glasses, polish your bifocals, and get ready for the tiniest and the mightiest of all the challenges! Paint TINY ART! Painting challenge:  Tiny Art  Include the hashtag #TinyArt2024 in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline May 3, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details:…

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Painting Challenge: Paris

Bonjour!  For this week’s challenge, let’s paint scenes of Paris. Painting challenge:  Paris Include the hashtag #Paris in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline April 26, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint any landmark or scene in Paris Sponsored by Vladislav Yeliseyev Entries must be posted…

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Painting Challenge: Continuous Line Portrait

Challenge yourself to create a portrait using ink and watercolor.   Ink:  make one continuous line for the portrait.  Then limit yourself to touching the paper with a paintbrush less than 4 times with color.   Yes 4 times only!   This won’t take long.  I did one in 3-1/2 minutes. Painting challenge:  Continuous Line Portrait Include the…

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Painting Challenge: Chick

Explore the softness and playfulness of a little baby chick. Painting challenge:  Chick Include the hashtag #chick in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline April 12, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint a baby chick Sponsored by Sue Bradley Entries must be posted in the Facebook…

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Painting Challenge: Van Gogh

To honor Van Gogh’s birthday (March 30), this week’s challenge is to recreate any Van Gogh painting. Painting challenge:  Van Gogh Include the hashtag #vangogh in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post. Deadline April 5, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET     Here are the details: Paint any Van Gogh painting Sponsored by…