2016 - 2017 CHALLENGES
SEPTEMBER - Entrance Ways...Grand or humble.
OCTOBER - Tourist traps: Grand Canyon, Eiffel Tower, Mt. Rushmore, Trees of Mystery, world's largest ball of string, etc.
Anywhere you have been and taken a photo that fits the description. Use your own photo so you can enter the competition with it.
NOVEMBER - Playing detail against abstraction
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY AND PAINTING EXCHANGE!
JANUARY - Beauty in the ordinary - seeing ordinary things in a new way
FEBRUARY - Sweet concoctions - cupcake, pie, grandkids
MARCH - Water drops / clear water - playing with transparency
APRIL - Low horizon / Big sky.......sky = 3/4 of painting
MAY - Illustrate a poem or saying that means something to you.
2015 - 2016 CHALLENGES
September Landscape with man-made object
(example - bridge, barn, fence, tractor, etc.)
October Limited palette
November Still Life
December Party, no challenge
January Up close and personal
(zoom up close on a detail)
February People power, more than one person in a scene
March Sunrise, sunset
April Flowers - blooms galore, flower power
September Consider the Tree (a tree portrait or study)
October Child's Play (child, children or children's toys)
November Monocromatic + 1 complementary accent color
February Room with a View
April Hill Country Paradise
Each month for our regular meetings we set a challenge painting topic.
Participation is optional, but taking on the challenge is a wonderful way to grow your art and learn from the experience. The group is always appreciative of your efforts, generous with compliments and only offer suggestions for improvement if asked to.
A benefit of membership in CTPS is the opportunity to join one of our Critique Groups.
Members interested in joining a Critique Group, please contact Alora Johns. She will form new groups to accommodate all the members wishing to participate.