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Realist Painters of Landscapes, Seascapes and Streetscapes

Realist Traditional LANDSCAPES (No PHOTOGRAPHY) of any kind which must be produced using traditional mediums. (Photography or Digital work is not accepted).

December 2011 Newsletter.

Martin Kirkwood Martin Kirkwood 2632 posts

News from the Landscape Painting group. DECEMBER 2011.

From your hosts…
Martin.
Seasons greetings to all you wonderful landscape painters.Lynda is taking a brief break over the festive period and has left it up to me to look after things until she returns in the new year. I hope I can still remember how to do this hosting lark. Many, many moons ago redbubble had a group for every imaginable genre of art you could think of but strangely, way back then, there was nowhere for painters to share their works depicting the fascinating landscape in which we all live. So, even though I am not a landscape specialist I thought it was about time someone created one. Nobody else had so I figured I’d just do it myself.

The idea of the group was always to be democratic, to encourage member participation and feedback. Reading through some of the forum posts written since I’ve been away some members raised concerns about why seascapes and paintings of oceans are not accepted. The inittial reasoning was very simple. There were back then and still are today, numerous groups for seascape artists but at the time of the “Landscape Painting” group’s conception there wasn’t anywhere else on redbubble to share paintings that depict the “land”.

Yes of course water and oceans are an integral part of our rich landscape. You could also argue that so are iphones, discarded crisp packets and double decked buses if you take the term “landscape” to it’s extreme. It is a term that will always be open to interpretation by hosts and members alike.

Featured works for DECEMBER 2011…

Challenges…
Hosting a redbubble group can be very time consuming and until a few days ago Lynda was the only host. Challenges will resume in the new year but in the meantime if you have any announcements,questions, suggestions for the group or ideas for new challenges feel free to post in our forums, it is your group too after all.

Summary…
The group has grown enormously since I was last a host here. At the time of writing we now have 744 members and a staggering 7609 images in our gallery.

Keep up the great work everyone.
Best wishes and happy festivities

Martin and Lynda.

Elizabeth Kendall Elizabeth Kendall 2330 posts

Thanks for a wonderful group! My best wishes to you and Lynda. I hope you will have a joyful Festive Season!
And thanks so much for featuring my art in December!

Maree  Clarkson Maree Clarkson 2506 posts

Excellent choices Martin and congratulations to all the featured artists, beautiful work! And great to see yours here Liz, whoot whoot!

doatley doatley 588 posts

Have a great Christmas and New Year, looking forward to another fantastic Redbubble year, thank to you both.

David

Lynda Robinson Lynda Robinson 3199 posts

Fabulous choices Martin. It is so great to have you back!!!!

Beatrice Cloake Pasquier Beatrice Cloak... 9133 posts

Have a good rest Lynda – Martin we are greatful to have you helping this fantastic group and what a great choice of works. congratulations to you all :)

bevmorgan bevmorgan 325 posts

Thank you so much for the feature, and a great big thank you, Lynda and Martin for all your hard work in running such a vibrantly active group. The very best of the season to both of you. Lynda, enjoy your well deserved break.
Hugs,
Bev

Susan Wellington Susan Wellington 7 posts

Thanks for all the fantastic work Lynda and Martin. The group’s fantastic. Season’s Greetings to you and your families.

Geraldine M Leahy Geraldine M Leahy 341 posts

Lovely choice of features! Happy Christmas to all.

PRIYADARSHI GAUTAM PRIYADARSHI GA... 68 posts

thanks for this wonderful feature, also thank the hosts for giving their time to the group. Very Happy Christmas to all at redbubble.

maggie326 maggie326 1144 posts

beautiful selection! congratulations to all featured artists

©Janis Zroback ©Janis Zroback 7506 posts

Lovely collection…thank you so much for including one of mine…

Neil Jones Neil Jones 33 posts

Well done with the choices and congratulations to all .
Best wishes to all for Christmas

linmarie linmarie 2540 posts

congratulations to everyone,, they are all so wonderfully inspirational and full of spirit of our great outdoors.. peace and love linmarie