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

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Belmont pARTy "Field"!

We had great participation for our first pARTy. I know there were others who were unable to take part this time, for one reason or another, so I hope you'll join us next time! If any of you decide to do this on your own time, please feel free to email me the image and I'll try to get it up on the blog here. We are trying to keep some sort of structure, but well, it's more about the fun and less about that, so we can be flexible until things really get rolling!

Thanks again to our photographer, Juliet Harrison, for donating the reference image, and to all of our participating artists. And stay tuned for the next pARTy announcement!

Now, without further ado (and in no particular order!) here we go! Just a quick note to the artists - if I have made any errors, please let me know so that I can correct them.

Donna Pooley ~ 11 x 15 Watercolour

Sheila Wedegis ~ 20 x 7 Oil

Delia Pacheco ~ 4 x 6 Acrylic

Debbie Flood ~ 5 x 7 Watercolour

Elizabeth McCrindle ~ 7 x 5 Acrylic

Sheona Hamilton-Grant ~ 14 x 18 Graphite

Catherin McMillan ~ 6 x 8.5 Pastel

Sue Kroll ~ 5 x 7 Watercolour

Linda Massey ~ 16 x 20 Oil


  1. OMGosh!! Fantastic Entries!! Wish I had the time to participate....
    Michelle Grant

  2. What a turn out!Thanks for the invite! So looking forward to the next one:)

  3. Fantastic guys! amazing to see everyones different take on the same picture. Looking forward to the next Party!!


  4. although I only had a few hours to paint my entry, it was fun! love all the images...Thanks for the invite.

  5. Love the ideas that came from all the different artists! Thank you for the invite! It was a really fun pARTy!!! Can't wait to do it again.

  6. Hey All! What a GREAT group of paintings!
    As for my 'out there' painting.. I am in the middle of painting a portrait of a Cowgirl Hall of Fame roman rider then I thought wouldn't it be great if Calvin could ride both of our favorites? and adapted Juliet's photo to that fantasy... I was hoping to paint Calvin holding up three fingers for his personal Triple Crown, but alas...
    I normally don't paint with the TV on but I didn't get to my painting til the pre-race coverage started so it was quite the dilemma.. also, gave me a great excuse to try out water-based oil paint since I was in the living room not downtown at my studio. I love the idea that all these paintings didn't exist a few hours ago, what motivation! Great work all around and fun!
    Linda Massey

  7. Hey, this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to take part.
    Terry d. Chacon