One or several full or half figures of people preparing a meal, chopping, kneading, stirring, cooking - or eating!  A painting of someone cooking outside is, of course, also allowed! It is BBQ season, after all!

As usual, you may enter up to two paintings. Deadline is June, 25th. Happy painting.


Lyn Diefenbach, PSA our judge for the May Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Silja Salmistu with "Backlit Bouquet" Congratulations! Our winner receives a gift voucher from our sponsor  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Stephie Clark with "Hollyhocks" , in third place is Roger Holmes with "Early Morning Poppies".

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We are happy to announce that we have a new editor for the Scribbler newsletter. Thank you, Roger Holmes for taking over from Susan Corcoran who did a great job during the last four years, and for creating such a colourful issue. Welcome on board!

We have decided to make this issue accessible to all, not only to our members. Just click on the photo of the Scribbler front page to read it and discover more about our judges and Get Dusty winners, and read an article by Dolores Saul about a portrait workshop with well-known pastellist Daggi Wallace.


Scribbler Spring 2020

The pursuit of masterly quality and technique is a high priority for Lyn Diefenbach whose work is imbued with a celebration of her faith and of life.  Her paintings in pastel and oil cover a myriad of subject matter with her bold florals consistently receiving international recognition. Her ability to communicate her ideas has entrenched her as a highly respected and sought-after tutor, with teaching engagements across the globe.

Lyn was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in 2008, and holds Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia. Lyn became a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America in 2016. She was awarded Eminent Pastellist status by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2019.

Her work and teaching has been featured numerous times in the International Artist Magazine, Pastel Journal, Pratique des Arts and Australian Artist Magazine and included in many other art publications.

For more on Lyn and her art, see her website


Loes Botman, our judge for the April Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Yael Maimon with "Cat Grooming 7" Congratulations! She receives a gift voucher.  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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In second place is Alena Rachinger with "Black Swan" , in third place is Jan Hargood with "A Star".

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