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

Monday, January 18, 2010

pARTy Image, January 19-23

Well, here it is. I chose this one because it gives the artist a few options. You're free to crop how you like, include/exclude what you want. If you're posting your finished painting to your blog, please be sure to credit the photographer - in this case it's Linda Shantz (me!). A reciprocal link is always a nice gesture.

While you are free to sell your painting, we ask that you don't enter it into any juried shows or exhibitions. The main reason for this is that many of you are working from the same image, and it will save you some embarrassment - it's quite possible that two or more artists may submit from the same reference, which is just not a good thing, as it will possibly discredit you with the jury.

If you would like a higher res image of this, please email me at and I will send it to you. Likewise, when you're finished your painting, please email me a jpeg at the same address, along with your name, size of your paining, and medium. Feel free to include the link to your own website or blog, and I will try to post it all in a follow-up blog post, here.

The rest of the instructions can be found above, near the header. Any questions, please ask!

Have fun, and happy painting! Looking forward to seeing everyone's work!


  1. Love this photo! going to try to do this one, but this is one crazy week for me =p I do keep on trying though and one of these days I will manage to get a painting done and posted! lol! Thanks for the pARTy fun!

  2. Sorry can't make it this time round got a queue of work to get through....nice juicy one too darn it :)

  3. I wish you could extend the deadline. this didn't come up on my blog until 2 days ago, and I've been so busy I couldn't get at it until today and I am the world's slowest artist...

  4. Ack! I thought I had until Sunday - but it looks like tomorrow is the deadline. I am still going to try, but we are having a ton of storms going through here so I may loose my internet =p Oh, well - great photo and I am going to enjoy doing the painting! ready, set, paint!

  5. What a fun idea! I'm going to give it a whirl!
    :) I look forward to seeing everyone's entries.

  6. sorry I missed this one, I will keep a look out for the next. Lindax

  7. Oooh! What a fun idea. I'd love to participate in the next one!