STRADA easel January 31-day Challenge

December 30, 2016

Aaron Scourer pastel on a Strada

Announcing the STRADA January 31 day Challenge!
Artists from all over the world will be participating in the STRADA 31 day challenge. Check out STRADA Easel's Facebook page during the month of January to see who is up to the competition! 

Win a Free STRADA Easel by entering the STRADA January 31 Day Challenge. Artists who paint from life every day in January will be entered to win one of five  STRADA Easels!

Please send an email to with the words STRADA 31 and your name in the subject line so we can register you in the competition. Watch for an email confirming your participation.  If you don't receive a confirming email from STRADA, please check back in with us so we can make sure you are registered.  

Contest rules: January is a great time of year to set new goals and we are committed to helping artists improve their work. One of the best ways to improve is to make a personal daily commitment to painting. Beginning January 1st, do a  painting from life each day. This includes still life, interiors, figure and plein air.  Post the image of your piece for that day on Facebook.  Remember in each post to list each day (e.g. Day1 Day2 etc.) and use the hashtag #stradaeasel so we can keep track and share your progress on our Facebook page. At the end of the month if you have painted and posted each day for thirty one days straight (the entire month of January) you will be entered to win a STRADA Easel of your choice. In order to enter the challenge you must be 18 years of age or older and live in the continental US. If you are an international artist and win an easel we ask that you pay for shipping beyond $25. 

In order to get the most out of your 31 day challenge keep three things in mind: 1. Set a clear goal. 2. Mindful repetition. 3. Regular feedback. For more information on how to rapidly improve your work 
watch Bryan Mark Taylor's talk at the 2016 Plein Air Convention.

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