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

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Many Faces of Bellator

Shanghai Spring, 4 x 6 watercolour and ink, Christine Trevino

We had our best turnout yet for a pARTy with this March edition - now you can see what took me so long getting them up! Thanks to all of our participants, and to our handsome model, Bellator. Hope you all had fun!

Artists - I included the "specs" on your piece and a link for those I had - I didn't have time to go searching this time. Send me an email and the pARTy address if yours is missing and you'd like me to add it. And if I've missed someone, please let me know!

Yvonne Todd, 6 x 2.5 oil

"Bellator in Winter," 14 x 10 watercolour on coldpress, Dora Sislian Themelis

"Why The Long Face?" 16 x 8 oil on canvas, Linda Massey

Sue Kroll, 10 x 8 acrylic

"Fuzzy Ears," 7 x 5 oil, Marilyn Sadler

Miriam Hughes

Mary Agarwal
Lisa Guarino, 4 x 3 watercolour pencil

Linda Ward, 3.5 x 2.5 (ACEO) pencil

"Vertical (Bellator)" 16 x 8 acrylic on canvas board, Kim Santini

Kathy Roeth, 14 x 10 gouache and watercolour on coldpress

Karen Thumm, 12 x 9 oil on canvas board

Karen Bowden

"Just a Bit of Blarney" 6 x 4 acrylic on coldpress watercolour paper, Linda Martin

Judy Johnson, 6 x 4 watercolour

"Nice 'N' Cozy", 6 x 6 acrylic, Elizabeth McCrindle

"Hay?" 11 x 4 oil on canvas, Diana Lancaster

Charlotte Tanner, acrylic on cardboard

"Bellator #2" 7 x 5 oil on shellaced masonite, Linda Shantz


  1. Wow everyone has done a wonderful job but think my favourite is Christine's Shanghai Spring gorgeous :)

  2. Tremendous. Love to see that so many got involved! Great job to you all.

  3. I really would love to do one of these one time..what fun!!

  4. I painted one too, but it's not here so I emailed you guys again. It's okay, I enjoyed participating!

  5. You're there now Dora! Glad you could take part!

  6. Get ready for the "avalanche" with next month's photo! hahaha Thanks so much!

  7. What a wonderful group of paintings! I had such fun doing this, too.

  8. I am so happy I did this too! It was a great exercise in completing something quickly and exposing my work...I am still tentative. By the way, mine was done in Pastel! Everyone's work was great - I love seeing all the different styles.

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  11. Wow! What a great turnout and what wonderful artwork. I love to see all of the different 'takes' from the same photo - VERY fun! Lovely work, everyone =)

  12. Wonderful to see all those great styles of Artwork,