”At a moment in 1970, when a model dropped her robe and stood naked in front of a class of wide-eyed eighteen year old art students, I found something in life I loved – the challenge to draw the living, breathing, continuously moving landscape of the human body. What started out as a challenge quickly became a passion. Ten years later, when I happened upon an artist’s dynamic pastels at a local exhibition, I knew I had discovered my medium.” 

So the date to end this challenge is past. Thank you Beatriz V Herrera Campo for taking up this challenge. You are the winner! The challenge is visible only in our Forum. Next challenge will be in summer 2018.

Free choice - Winter

Our guest judge Barbara Archer-Baldwin PSA has choosen the winner; it is Ghislane Fabre with 'Frosty Morning´. This is a beautiful painting and a worthy winner; congratulations! Ghislane wins a set of Premium Sanded Pastel Paper from our sponsor UART.

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In second place is Roman Burgan with  'Winter Time'. In third place is Martina Zingler with 'Colours of Snow'.

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The ´Best of Get Dusty´wins Ghislaine Fabre with her wonderful portrait ´Douceur Frisee´! What a great start into the new year!  Congratulations! The certificate is on the way to Ghislaine.

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We are waiting for spring and the new Get Dusty competitions. The board has discussed a lot of possible challenges and has agreed on the following:

February - Portrait / Figure - challenge: Dance

We want one or several dancing figures. That can be ballet, ballroom dance, ethnic dances. Step or modern dance like Hip Hop is also possible.

March - Landscape - challenge: Cityscape, day or night

Your entry may contain human figures, but only as part of the scenery. Remember, this is a landscape challenge!

April - Animals - challenge: On the bird table

A painting of one or more local wild birds that visit our gardens. It’s fine if they are perched on a twig or sitting on the ground; a bird table is not essential for this challenge.