Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Hi Everyone. As a way of saying thank you to everyone who supports my blog, and a way for me to wish everyone Happy Holidays, I'm going to give away a painting by random draw. It will be a 4" x 6" unframed acrylic painting by me (my choice of painting). (OSWOA/Postcard size) OSWOA stands for original small works of art) If you want to be included in this draw, just leave a comment. On January 1, I will do a random draw of all names on comment list. If you are the winner, contact me on blog and I will arrange to mail it to you (I will take care of the shipping :))
Merry Christmas everyone and all the best in the new year!!!!!!!
Painting here is not the one being drawn for
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
I painted two paintings today. Both are miniatures. (For the dollhouse collectors) 1 1/2" x 2" acrylics. I must be sick of the snow already and thinking ahead to May and June. Both are of thunderstorms. Enjoy! You can find them on Ebay here
I went to the mail today and was so very pleasantly suprised to find a package from a mail art friend. It had all kinds of wonderful bits and pieces. Something for every kind of art and mood imagineable. She sent it for no particular reason. Just a little "thinking of you" package. I love this kind of suprise and I like to do this sort of thing.
A month or so ago, I sent an email to a "internet" friend that I new was going through a very bad time. Just a little verse that I hoped would inspire her. I didn't hear from her, but assumed that she would contact me when she could. She emailed me today. It seems that she's been struggling with a life-threatening illness (and won).
She was going through past emails and found the verse I had sent her. It "really hit home" as she put it, and emailed me with a really nice message. This made my day also. I was so happy to have helped her in some small way.
So think about contacting someone out of the blue. It doesn't have to cost you anything. It doesn't have to be "big". Just a little "Hi, how are you doing" can make the world of difference to someone.
Hope you have a great holiday season.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The 1000 Wells Project is a part of Blood Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission exists to promote clean blood and clean water efforts in Africa, tangibly reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic while addressing the underlying issues of poverty, injustice and oppression. Blood:Water Mission is building clean water wells, supporting medical facilities, and focusing on community and worldview transformation, both here in America and in Africa.
For more on this project and for the Charity auction please visit the 1000 well website: http://artfor1000wells.googlepages.com/
Look for art on Ebay November 24th to December 4 donating to this cause.
I painted this yesterday. You can't see the snowflakes, but everything is covered in snowflakes and "ice crystals". Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, it makes you chilly just thinking about it :)
It's an OSWOA (original small work of art) of course, and is listed here
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Last year I painted a lot of Christmas themed paintings and put them on Ebay. Many of them were done in a manner that made them look like vintage postcards. Black and white, with just a hint of colour. Back in the day, that was what people mailed out at Christmas. I've tried to capture that look.
You can see the 4" x 6" painting listed here on Ebay.
Winter Cabin (1 3/8" x 2") Acrylic
I went back to the original size. I personally don't like painting smaller. You have to leave out too much detail. This seems to be more of a popular size with the dollhouse people anyway. I'm still painting Northern Lights, although in this painting they are a lot dimmer in the sky. More of a hint of them, than anything else. Black and white (as usual with a hint of blue and yellow) Enjoy.
Listed here on Ebay.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Finally I've found the time to paint a true "miniature". Just 1" x 1 1/2". I've used one of my favourite styles: Black and White with just the tiniest hint of colour. Makes a truer winter night painting I think.
I've listed it on Ebay. You will find it here. Northern Winter
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Hate getting pumpkins ready for carving? Make it easy by using an ice cream scoop to remove the inside pulp and seeds faster. Carve and then sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg inside. When you light the candle inside, and it burns, the smell will be wonderful
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I will be listing:
Saturday, September 22, 2007
It'sSaturday and I'm finally relaxing. Did a million things today, but managed to get two paintings listed on Ebay. A miniature for the doll house people, and a landscape oswoa.
Miniature for Custum Dolls, Houses and Miniatures
Lotus 2" x 1 1/2"
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Going home the other night, we saw a similar scene like this as we left the city. The moon was shining brightly on the wheat fields with the lights of Regina glowing in the distance. (my kind of scene :)) The only thing missing is the lights of the combines as they worked feverishly into the night to get the crops off.
6" x 4" OSWOA (acrylics) listed on Ebay.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Samples of lightning paintings. I like painting the elements, fire, wind, lightning. I also like water paintings. I prefer dark, moody colouring for some reason. Both of these are acrylic underlay with oils layered on top.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I have tried to figure out what is popular at the moment, but am not always inspired to paint what it seems everyone wants. When I paint "popular" pieces they don't sell as well as pieces that truly inspired me. On the other hand, things I thought were masterpieces were complete failures.
Have you had the same experience?
Friday, August 24, 2007
This is also a 4" x 6" piece. This is the size I prefer although before Christmas I will have to get back into the 1 1/2" size for the doll house people. :)