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Merri, maybe you should try a snowy reference, might cool you down.

Meanwhile in Canada... just keep reminding myself that there is no yard work to do.
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‘Feminism’ is my favorite ‘ism’......I’m going fun to see how many paint that ‘ism’...
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Merri, maybe you should try a snowy reference, might cool you down.

Meanwhile in Canada... just keep reminding myself that there is no yard work to do.

LavenderFrost, I am yet to see snow, so I am not comfortable painting something I don't know, but not to worry, I have found a 'winter' thing and have drawn it out.
But into the 40's tomorrow so I shall not start painting until we get another break of 20's .
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Merri, maybe you should try a snowy reference, might cool you down.

Meanwhile in Canada... just keep reminding myself that there is no yard work to do.

Exactly! Even here on the coast. And yet the new people next door (retirees from Calgary) had their gardener over using the very noisy leaf blower on NOTHING for half an hour. It was driving me crazy. So I went out and pointed to the ground he was "clearing" which was free of leaves, sticks, or any other organic matter to be "blown" and asked what he was blowing. I got into some trouble from DW! She doesn't want a hassle with the neighbours. They seem nice but they are Albertans, and we are nearly in a civil war with Alberta over the bitumen pipeline (and now this leaf-blowing incident).

I have started my winter painting, though, and it is well underway. So much time on my hands now that I retired and DW prefers me to be painting rather than stirring up trouble with the Next Doors.
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I've finished my landscape I don't often see snow here( once every 10
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I've finished my landscape I don't often see snow here( once every 10
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Well done tuscanny , I am interested to see what 'ism' you fancied.

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Exactly! Even here on the coast. And yet the new people next door (retirees from Calgary) had their gardener over using the very noisy leaf blower on NOTHING for half an hour. It was driving me crazy. So I went out and pointed to the ground he was "clearing" which was free of leaves, sticks, or any other organic matter to be "blown" and asked what he was blowing. I got into some trouble from DW! She doesn't want a hassle with the neighbours. They seem nice but they are Albertans, and we are nearly in a civil war with Alberta over the bitumen pipeline (and now this leaf-blowing incident).

I have started my winter painting, though, and it is well underway. So much time on my hands now that I retired and DW prefers me to be painting rather than stirring up trouble with the Next Doors.

Perhaps your neighbour was bored.. perhaps he was told to go and do something... poor bloke... I could sure put him to work with leaf blowing.. He can hop up on my roof and blow out the gutters, would sure save me the effort.
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Colin, sometimes it is better to say something than to sit there and fume over it. lol Did the gardener have an explanation for what he was doing?
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No real explanation, Michelle, because there was really nothing to "clean up". The property is a proverbial postage stamp size. After a half hour of blowing he had about 12 leaves. He could have bent over and picked them up individually by hand in about 5 minutes. Even in spring and fall clean up it's pretty easy care. But I think he is on a contract, and has to spend an hour once a week and has to fill his time, and walking around using a gas blower is "something" to fill the time. I understand the need to deal with leaves in September even thru early December. But in the dead of winter, unless there's been a violent windstorm bringing down twigs and branches, it just isn't necessary on a weekly basis.

We have a much larger garden and even we never resort to a noisy leaf blower. When necessary, there is a silent rake.
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Well, winter has arrived today in the form of snow!
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I think my Fantasy/Science Fiction Challenge Artwork will work with this, love those two for one artworks!
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Clever Dianna.

I think I am nearly done with mine.
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Getting a big snow storm here today. I have only started my "winter challenge" piece, but I do have Monday off from work so there is hope. Unfortunately, I started it on a piece of Dark colored matboard that will either make it better, or make it impossible!
Dianna, I am all about the 2fers! I already have 2 other plans for this small piece. Now to execute it!
Colin S, I think your DW is right about keeping the peace (even if the neighbor is noisy!). Maybe turn up some music that you like louder than the blower?

LavenderFrost, I am starting to consider shoveling snow as "yard work"!

Maureen, We finally took everything down lst weekend, although we are always late to put the tree up - we wait till our anniversary on Dec. 22nd. Yes, our friends were all mad at us when we got married 3 days before Christmas 34 yrs. ago.

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Hi all. Am a bit confused. Do we paint something that represents winter, or does it have to be a landscape? I can think of stuff put together as a still life that might represent winter. Any advice, please.
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Hi all. Am a bit confused. Do we paint something that represents winter, or does it have to be a landscape? I can think of stuff put together as a still life that might represent winter. Any advice, please.


I'm not speaking in an official capacity, but here is my opinion.



The challenges are designed to motivate our creativity. The subject in this case appears to be open to interpretation ("The subject choice is your own..."), with the restrictions in this case being to paint in acrylic and to "paint it in the style of your favourite 'ism', movement or artist."


Have fun with it, we'd love to see how you interpret winter!
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