Collectif Challenge: 5Feb2022, Sunsets

The next challenge will be STRANGERS.

Kerry here. Let me explain about the topics. Tina and I have long since run out of challenge ideas. No surprise there! So, when a few months back I found a Pinterest list, meant for photographers, it seemed to fit the bill.

Now, at the end of each month, Tina picks a number.  Unless it is too similar to a previous Covid Challenge,  that becomes the new challenge!  

Eventually we will get to the end of that list too so if anyone has another list or a new idea, we would appreciate your input. Email us !

By Lynne Ayers This is from my “fields” series inspired by my own backyard.  This one will never be for sale because it has memories attached to it. 

Whenever I look at it – and it hangs near my tv so I look at it a lot – I see my husband emerging from the woods on his old man’s dirt bike (his ATV) after a day of making and maintaining trails in the woods – trails that unfortunately now are disappearing.

Graham’s Woods
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches

By Yvonne Callaway This work is abstract in concept – the artist painting the sky — and execution. The artist depicted the artist painting the sky by using stencils, spray paint, collage. It was a way to play with colour while demonstrating the joy of painting.

392 Sky Painting
Mixed media on canvas
24 x 18 inches

By Tina Whitman When I found out that the challenge was a sunset, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Change Islands, Newfoundland has the most unbelievable sunsets ever, the colours are fantastic.

Change Islands, Newfoundland
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches

By Kerry Herwynen McIntosh Now, on to Sunsets. I enjoyed these. Who doesn’t like a nice sunset? I’ve been focused on college lately so all but one of my offerings is in that medium.

Sunset Mirage
Collage & acrylic on canvas board
8 x 10 inches
Evening Walk by the Lake
Collage & acrylic on canvas board
8 x 10 inches

End of the Day
Collage & acrylic on canvas board
6 x 8 inches
Study in Reverse
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 10 inches

My final painting is an old acrylic I found in my box of Trial and Errors.  It was inspired by a scene at, I think, Lakeshore road?  While not legitimately part of this month’s challenge,  I threw it in. 

By Milo Smith This only qualifies as I made the final composite in 2020.  The original sunset was taken in 2018 over Alexandria and not as is usual many miles away at the horizon. 

Sunset 1

I liked the image but wanted to spice it up; so, I deleted the old moon (bright spot lower left) and substituted a “new” larger moon. 

Sunset 2

I then wanted something weird so I added a paper wasp just because I could!

Sunset 3


  1. These are all so interesting and such different takes on sunsets.
    Some neat ingenuity of the parts of Yvonne & Milo (wish I had thought to take an old photo and re-create it, then I could have taken part in this challenge 🙂
    Lynne, I love the colour in Graham’s Woods and Kerry, Evening Walk by the Lake reminds me of a photo that I have of a sunset at Cooper’s Marsh.
    My fave is Tina’s Newfoundland painting – home of my forebears & still on my bucket list of places to visit..


  2. Lynne, Graham’s Woods is so lovely and light filled. You paint like an expressionist, which is no easy feat. Yvonne, it looks like you had fun playing with mixed media and you captured “you” well. Tina, yours makes me want to visit Newfoundland and see the glorious sunsets. Kerry, I love the vivid transparencies of the collages and am especially fond of “FIN”. Milo, I love how you have increased the size of the moon in the beautiful cloud streaked sky. Adding the wasp is genius! (I wish I had paid attention and taken part.)


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