March 2019 Photo Contest: Cats

January I held a photo contest, with the theme of dogs, and it was great to see all the photos, and very difficult to judge! Last month’s theme was Winter, and for March the theme is Cats, so post your best photos!  You need to post your photos on my…

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January Photo Contest Winner: Sadie

For the month of January I held a photo contest. Since January is my dog’s birthday month, the theme for January was Dogs!  Everyone posted their dog photos on my Facebook post, and I  had the daunting task of picking the winner.  I had no idea how hard picking winners…

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February 2019 Photo Contest: Winter

January I held a photo contest, with the theme of dogs, and it was great to see all the photos, and very difficult to judge! This month the theme will be Winter, so post either a Winter Animal or Winter Landscape photo.  You need to post your photos on my…

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January 2019 Photo Contest: Dogs – The Results

If you missed my prior post, for the month of January I held a photo contest. The theme for January was Dogs, since January is my dog’s birthday month!  Everyone posted their dog photos on my Facebook post, and I have had the daunting task of picking the winner.  I…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 7 “Animal Spirits”

This is Day 7 painting of  the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  “Animal Spirits”, is painted on canvas, and the painting wraps around the canvas, so no need to frame, but would look great in a floating frame.    Day 7: “Animal Spirits”, Acrylic on Canvas, 6″x6″ $75 (CAD)…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6 “Violet Flame”

 Today’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days painting, “Violet Flame”, is painted on canvas, and the painting wraps around the canvas, so no need to frame, but would look great in a floating frame.    Day 6: “Violet Flame”, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″x10″ $100 (CAD) and FREE shipping in Canada and…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 5: “Turquoise Fantasy”

 Today’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days painting, “Turquoise Fantasy”, is painted on canvas, and the painting wraps around the canvas, so no need to frame, but would look great in a floating frame.    Day 5: “Turquoise Fantasy”, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″x10″ $100 (CAD) and FREE shipping in Canada and…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 4 “This Side of the Moon”

 Today’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days painting, “This Side of the Moon”, is painted on a ceramic tile.   The painting would look lovely framed in a floating frame on the wall, or could be a functional artwork, and used as a trivet or coaster, because of the resilient finish of…

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Day 3: Alizarin Gold Fantasy

 Today’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, Day 3 painting is  “Alizarin Gold Fantasy”.  Alizarin Crimson is one of my favourite pigments, and I like how it contrasts with the other lighter, warm colours. The original is a bit more subdued in hue and has more depth, so I will…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 2 “Indigo Dream”

If you miss my prior posts, I have decided to create small Acrylic Paint Pouring Paintings using different techniques, surfaces, or ideas for this year’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Today’s painting, “Indigo Dream”, is painted on a ceramic tile. The photo was taken prior to adding an art…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1: “Amethyst and Alchemy”

Happy New Year! If you missed my prior post, today is Day 1 of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. This year I have decided to create small Acrylic Paint Pouring Paintings using different techniques, surfaces, or ideas. Today’s painting, “Amethyst & Alchemy”, has a flowing, bubbling movement, and…

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January 2019 Photo Contest

For the month of January I am holding a photo contest!  The theme for January is Dogs, since January is my dog’s birthday month!  Post your photos on my Facebook post.  I will paint the dog of the winning photo, and the winner will get one free 6″x6″ original painting! …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2019

A number of  years ago I started doing a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge in January and it is a great way to start out my year.  However, because this year I have an especially busy January with Paint Your Pet fundraisers, Paint Parties, and catching up with record…

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End of the Year Paint Party Painting Sale!

I have a large number of Paint Party paintings I have created for my Paint Parties over the last few years, and am always creating new one. At each Paint Party I create a duplicate painting as I walk guests, step-by-step to create their own versions. Because I have done…

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Customer Appreciation Paint Your Pet Fundraiser Party

So I have been doing Paint Your Pet fundraisers for a number of years now and have helped many local animal welfare organizations, such as Welland Humane Society, B.A.R.K., Beamsville 4Paw Rescue, Lincoln County Humane Society, Dreamers Dog Sanctuary, Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, and more!  The owner of the…

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Port Colborne Art Crawl 2018 & Fundraiser Paint Party

I will be a participating artist at the Port Colborne Art Crawl again this year.  Some of my artwork will be in the Canalside Kitchen Store on West St. and I will be having a Fundraiser Paint Party at the new Breakwall Brewing Company on Clarence St., helping to raise…

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Small Feats 2018 at the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC)

Tonight is the annual Small Feats Art Show and Sale at the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) in the Downtown area of St. Catharines, on St. Paul Street. I have been a participating artist since 2012.  This year I have been really busy, so only entered work in the Smaller Feats…

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Artwork Exhibit at Welland Library Art Wall

Some of my artwork will be on display on the Art Wall at Welland Library.  Unfortunately the snow storm on March 2nd delayed the installation, so come by and visit after everything is up in the morning on March 9th. I will update this post with photos after the installation,…

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Nanook the Service Dog Needs Help

I found out about Nanook and his owner’s plight on Facebook and had to help in any way I could.  He is a service dog who has a large growth behind his ear that needs to be removed.  It may or may not be cancerous, but the vet won’t be…

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Day 7: Purple Irises

Day 7 painting for my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, is “Purple Irises”.  This will be a fun Paint Party painting, with a lot of variation in flowers and colours.  The colour of the photo is a bit off, with the flowers looking a bit more blue, and back…

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