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Paint the Town
Diane Huson

May Theme "Peonies and other spring flowers"

Thanks to PRAC artist Diane Huson for use of her original artwork "Barb's Peony"
I was sitting with a friend in her garden admiring her glorious peonies and just had to paint this one. I used a glazing technique with traditional oils to capture the luminosity and brilliance of the colours.

Post/share your best drawings or paintings on PRAC's group facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pineridgearts
according to this month’s theme.

Include #contestPRAC to enter our online art exhibition.

Artist must be:

  • over 18 years of age

  • resident of Ontario

Maximum two images per artist per theme.
At the end of the month PRAC will hold a random draw and award an artist $50.

FACEBOOK ENTRIES, please post or share to https://www.facebook.com/groups/pineridgearts

This exhibition is for original 2D artwork only (no photography or sculptures)

Please do not enter your artwork before the theme opens - we may miss it!

Winners will be notified by facebook post
included in ArtScene
and have 5 days to claim their prize, after that date, we will hold another draw.



Congratulations to Paint the Town Winners

Ray McNeice ~ April winner "Colour Me GREEN"
A morning walk through Memorial Park in Stouffville in the early summer was the genesis of this watercolour. The trees were in early leaf, there was a morning glow over the new dandelion crop and a young lad was perched on the railing of the small wooden bridge over the Creek. What more inspiration do you need? This was painted as a 10" x 14" watercolour on Arches cold-pressed paper. See this and others at www.back2backfineart.com

Katalin Futo ~ March winner "My Portrait"
Self portrait done from a mirror, 12”x16” oil on canvas
The retired Structural Engineer has a lifelong interest in the visual arts. Katalin is a Cobourg resident and a member of Pine Ridge Arts Assoc. She enjoys drawing, portraiture and still life and truly enjoys the moment when a drawing or painting suddenly comes alive.

Julieta Cortes ~ February winner "Colour Me RED"
for her watercolour "Red Shoes" Artwork HERE
Thank you for providing a platform that showcases artwork of Ontario Artists, and for keeping us inspired and motivated to paint during these crazy times. The Red Shoes, I painted after taking a lot of pictures of items that participants brought into a class I was participating; a watercolour class in Clarington with Hi-Sook Barker. I liked the way the light shone on the shoes and the shadows casted. https://jcwatercolour.wordpress.com


Lynne Vegter ~ January, 2022 "What winter Means to Me"
I did this painting last winter after photographing a heavy snowfall on the trail we made through the woods to the bay at the top end of Weslemkoon lake where we are very lucky to live now since 2016. It is a 16x20 oil on canvas and presently hanging in the Art Gallery of Bancroft. In the woods on our trail I’m constantly struck by winter colours and how defined shadows become soft shapes creating almost an alien landscape. I do take hundreds of photographs to draw inspiration for paintings like this and will be doing a winter series.
Artwork HERE

April ~ Colour Me GREEN

Thanks to Ajax artist Allan O'Marra for use of his original artwork "Antique Bottles IV" for our April theme.
Oil on canvas ~ 20" x 24"

Spring brings new life and many shades of green. Share your artwork with lots of green on our group facebook page and use the tag #contestPRAC.

 

 

Birgit Pullen

“Red Mill Wheel” Hildy Smith


Please do not enter your artwork before this theme opens - we may miss it!


We are still working on themes and looking for artwork to help develop the theme.

 


June ~ Colour me Blue or I'd rather be sailing
(water and boating)
Kelly Olsen for "Peggy's Cove"
This setting was a great opportunity to see all the hard work these old fishing boats endured. The boat was nestled amongst all the natural and cultural beauty of picturesque Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.


July ~ Exploding Colour Wheel
(abstract and alcohol inks)
Thanks to PPAA member Birgit Pullen for sharing
"Tumbling Dice"

Please do not enter your artwork before this theme opens - we may miss it!



August ~ Waterfalls
Thank to | PPAA member Hildy Smith
The square painting is of an old mill in rural Pennsylvania and I call it the “Red Mill Wheel”.  It is 36 x 36” acrylic on stretched gallery canvas. I am a member of the Port Perry Artists Association and have been painting for over 50 years.


September ~ Barns | Rustic and Buildings

Thanks to Pickering artist Robert Hinves
for use of his original artwork "Port Carling Homestead"
for our September theme.



October ~ Colour of Autumn (scenery/nature)


November ~ Monochrome colour palettes
Thanks to PPAA member Del Tuff for "Dewy Rose"



December ~ Let it Snow
(snow friends, mitts etc.)

Robert Hinves "Port Carling Homestead"

Del Tuff  "Dewy Rose"

           

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