About Quarentini Painters

Facebook public group started last year, May, during pandemic by artists in Alpine, Texas, open to all levels. Originally, 2 hr challenge with new topics every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm. Several of the founders are professors/teachers and changes were adapted to return to school/work in the fall. (See below)...


As an artist, the pandemic manifested in my struggle to start new work and finish works already in progress. Everything was up in the air! A fellow artist and friend suggested joining and participating in the Quarentini Painters challenges. We knew a founding artist from our undergraduate days at North Texas where we met in watercolor classes. This connection gave me the idea to focus on watercolors for the challenges.

I am primarily an oil painter and my ‘serious’ work is oil on canvas and content driven by deep subjects. However, I did start out as a watercolorist at the age of nine and never left it totally behind. By twelve, I had a professional 100 pan set of watercolors, painted everyday And since. Oils were introduced to me around this age. By 14, I had an easel and a bedroom that smelled of turpentine. I’ve always easily gone back and forth between watercolors and oils.

Thanks to QP challenges getting me off the mark, I’ve continued to work in watercolors on my own subjects as well most of the year.

You can see my studio work at Instagram

rachelbarminskiboundsstudio

#rachelbarminskiboundsstudio ...

Quarentini Painters' The announcement for this week:

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The challenge painting for next week (March 21) will be: a painting of "a secret"! (really)

Once a week, we will do a Portrait challenge. The methodology: you must work from your own image! Take a photo of the painting after 15 minutes of work, at one hour into it and finished at two hours. The idea is to be finished in 2 hours.

Please post when done, BUT, you can post anytime you have, you are not locked into any day, post anytime before Saturday.

A New Challenge is posted every Saturday Night!

Many of us are painting the subject challenge Tuesday 7-9 and posting, but you may post your work anytime before Saturday.

The methodology: you must work from your own image! Take a photo of the painting after 15 minutes of work, at one hour into it and finished at two hours. The idea is to be finished in 2 hours.


Post your results! —




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