Sunday, June 27, 2021

Painting Challenge: Outdoor Dining

Joaquin Sorolla, Cafe in Paris, 1885

Outdoor dining has always been a favorite subject for plein-air painters, and I'd like to suggest it for the next painting challenge.  

The restaurants around here are all set up for outdoor dining. Is it that way where you are, too?

Peder Krøyer, Breakfast in Sora with Eillif Petersson, 
his wife Nicoline Peder Severin Kroeyer, and unknown

• Free to enter. Anyone of any age can enter.
• The scene can show an outdoor café, a picnic, barbecue in the backyard, or white-tablecloth restaurant dining.

• Five finalists will each receive a "Department of Art" patch and a free Gumroad art tutorial download. 
• It must be painted on location, or at least started on location. You can finish it from photos.
• All painting media accepted, such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, acryla-gouache, alkyd, casein, water-soluble colored pencils, or pastels. The painting can be bound in a sketchbook or on a separate panel or canvas.
• Take a photo of the work in progress on location, and another photo of the finished painting.
• No limit on the palette of colors.
• Please post your entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #outdoordiningchallenge. Or if you're on Facebook, you can post it on the group page called "Painting Challenge: "Outdoor Dining"
• Enter just one piece. If you do two pieces, please upload your favorite one.
• You can enter as soon as you finish the piece, but no later than the deadline: sunset, Eastern Time, Sunday, July 31, 2021.
• Winners will be announced on this blog on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Check out some of our previous challenges:

Paint a Cell Tower Challenge Results

Storefront Challenge Results

Dead Vehicle Challenge Results

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