How the pARTy Works

On a given day an image will be shared, along with the subsequent artwork painted by the pARTy hosts.

Participants are then invited to create art from the referenced image, Anything goes, but the artwork must have been started and finished within a 24 hour period.

In the fairness of allowing all an equal opportunity to participate, artists will have a window of time to complete their pARTy entry, again keeping in mind said entry must have actually been created within a 24 hour window.

NEW: pARTy submissions must be emailed to by the pARTy deadline so that they can be uploaded to the blog. You may also register for the pARTy forum and post your work there, but when doing so, please register in your own name and send us an email so that we can process your registration - otherwise we will assume it is just spam!

We regret that entries not meeting these requirements cannot be shared on the pARTy blog.

If you are posting pARTy artwork to your own website, please give credit to the individual photographer providing the photo. It would be great if you also mentioned The Virtual pARTy as well. We thank you in advance for this courtesy.

Thanks for joining us! And happy creating - Linda & Kim

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kentucky Derby pARTy!

You never know where great ideas will come from. Kim gets the credit for this one, no doubt inspired by Derby week at Painting a Dog a Day, which happened to land at the end of my April Thirty Horses, Thirty Days, where I spent the month doing daily horse paintings. I'm always game for a pARTy (definition in the column at right!) so I dove right in and selected ten potential reference photos, and suggested we enlist our photographer friend Juliet Harrison to choose one for us.

Above is the photo Juliet has selected for us - a bold chestnut yearling coming over to say hello on a chilly winter morning - an enticing enough image to help overcome the fear of the challenges it presents! As we would say at the racetrack...I hope you're tied on!