The April Get Dusty Competiton is closed! Now you can upload to the new category Still life, theme: Doors and Gates

The door or gate has to be the main feature, not the building it is part of. A partial view of a door is allowed as long as the door itself is clearly visible; no portrait of a door handle or keyhole, please. It doesn‘t matter if it’s old or new doors or gates. Have a look at our Reference Photo Library for inspiration (Cityscape,Detail). Or paint your own door or your neigbour’s door.

For informations about the next Get Dusty Competitions have a look on the Schedule 2018/19.

The PGE Board wishes you all a very Happy Easter!

April – category Animal, challenge: ‘Birds on water’.

That means water fowl actually swimming, drifting, diving. Birds preening, stalking prey, just landing or starting off are also permissible, but they have to be in contact with the water! 

 Deadline is April, 25

Happy painting!

We are happy to announce that PanPastel will be our new sponsor for the Get Dusty Competition until January 2020.

PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time.

'Art has always been a part of my life. Having a graphic arts background has influenced my art in that a strong composition is very important to me. I prefer close-up views, studying how shapes created by light and shadows interact together. 
My inspirations found in nature include luminous berries, vegetables, flora, and animals with a focus on birds and waterfowl.
I am a Signature Member of the Pastel Societies of America, Maine, New Hampshire, Central Mass, and an Associate Member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Connecticut Pastel Society and have received Honorable Mentions in the Pastel 100 Competition for Pastel JournalMagazine as well as a finalist for Artist's Magazine Competitions.'