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, February 22, 2010

February pARTy Paintings!

We had a great turnout for our Feburary pARTy. Thanks again to Kim Santini for providing the reference image of the Curly horse! Artists - I have tried my best to include information for everyone with their image, but if yours is missing (or incorrect!), just send me an email or make a comment to the post and I'll make the changes.

Thanks so much to everyone who took part! Without further ado...your pARTy pARTicipants! (in no particular order!)

Kim Santini, "Up Close(Percy)" 6 x 8 acrylic on board

Catherin McMillan, 5 x 5 acrylic on canvas panel

Catherine Gillespie, "Percy"

Lois Primeau, 5 3/8 x 8 oil on gessoed masonite

Sue Kroll, acrylic

Lisa Ward-Guarino
, pastel

Candy Simchik, "Hello" 5 x 7 acrylic on canvas board

Kate Dardine, "She Really Didn't Need a Man on Her Back" 6 x 6 oil on canvas

Kathy Roeth, 9 x 7.5 watercolour and gouache on coldpress archival watercolour paper

Linda Martin, "Snow Globe" 4 x 4 watercolour

Marilyn Sadler, "Snow Pony," 5 x 7 pastel

Linda Massey, "Winter Reflections" 3 x 20 oil on panel

Diana Lancaster, "Wild Dawn" 6 x 6 acrylic

Linda Ward, "Mardi Gras Pony!"

Linda Shantz, "Up Close and Personal with Percy" 10 x 10 oil on gallery wrap canvas


  1. i like to see same motive exsprressed trough many personality. verry good. i would like to, if you send me motive, do this whith you. my e-mail is:
    sorry on my bad english.
    Kovač Damjan- croatian artist

  2. This was lovely! Next time I'd love to participate!

  3. Very Awesome Ladies! I dont know about the rest of you but that was a bit of a challenge to me. You guys did awesome! I loved all the different styles that came out. This is some serious fun!=0) Thanks to Kim and Linda for hosting us. And Great Job everyone!

  4. Wow! These are awesome!!! I love what everyone did and the variety is incredible!

  5. These are beautiful. It is really neat to see the different interpretations listed together.

  6. I have tried to join, and somehow have not been able to, I painted Percy and put him on my blog, giving credit to the Virtual Party and Kim Santinifor, I hope that's okay? Charlotte Tanner

  7. Wonderful art. It is so interesting to see how differently this one photo can be expressed. Thanks so much Kim and Linda!