September - Vacation Memories


October - Way Out West


November - Favorite Things


December - no challenge painting


January - Nocturne


​February - Everyone paints from the same reference image (TBA)


March - Sunrise or Sunset


April - plein air paint out - no challenge


​May - Paint a still life from a live set up (not a photo)



Artist Challenges

Challenge Paintings are a fun way for CTPS members to showcase and expand their skills.

All members are encouraged to paint a work that demonstrates the monthly challenge. At the meeting, members who chose to rise to the challenge are asked to show their work and to speak on how they developed the composition, what techniques they tried, and what materials they used, and so on. Framing is not required. Often, members simply mat their work for display.




2018-2019 Challenges