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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Day 6: Pine Trees at Sunset

So for Day 6 of my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I created a Paint Party painting, “Pine Trees at Sunset”, inspired by Tom Thomson.  I saw a great exhibit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven at McMichael Art Gallery several years ago, and love the freshness, …

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Day 5: Wildflower Field

For Day 5 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Wildflower Field”.  This will be a fun Paint Party painting with lots of variations, depending on what colours and types of flowers people choose to include. Day 5: “Wildflower Field”, Acrylic on …

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Day 4: Hidden Robin Nest

For Day 4 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Hidden Robin Nest”.  I have had a lot of requests for a robin nest Paint Party painting after people have seen one of my fine art oil paintings, “Robins’ Nest”. Day 4: …

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Day 3: Spring Tulips

For Day 3 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting, “Spring Tulips”.  After the extreme cold we have been having here in Southern Ontario, I am really looking forward to spring! Day 3: “Spring Tulips”, Acrylic on Canvas, 9″x12″ $50 (CAD) and …

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Day 2: “Cardinal Couple”

For Day 2 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have created another Paint Party painting.  “Cardinal Couple” will be a great individual painting for my paint parties, but also as a Couple Painting, with each person painting half of the painting on a vertical canvas, so when …

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Day 1: 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

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 Paint Party studies and fine art paintings and studies exploring new techniques or ideas.  This way I will be adding new …

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30 Painting 30 Days Challenge 2018

A few 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 I have gotten so busy with Paint Parties and other events, it has become even more challenging to find the time …

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2018 Calendar & New Christmas Cards

My new 2017 Christmas cards and 2018 are available in the website’s online store.  I will also be bringing some to our December Paint Parties, but there are limited quantities. Every year, I have fun choosing which images to use for each month of the calendar. You can see all …

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2018 Fundraiser Paint Parties

My plan for 2018 is to have two fundraiser Paint Parties each month: one regular Fundraiser Paint Party, and one Paint Your Pet Fundraiser which benefit animal welfare organizations.  For 2017, fundraisers that benefited  from my Paint Parties were:  The Arts in Medicine program at the Walker Family Cancer Centre …

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Heirlooms Artisan Market 2017 at Vemeer’s Garden Centre

I will be participating in the the Heirlooms Artisan Market again this year, Sat. June 17th from 10am to 5pm.  Now celebrating its 6th year, the Heirlooms Artisan Market, is located at Vemeer’s Garden Centre . This year they are hosting 65+ local artisans and craftspeople that exclusively produce high …

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Fundraiser Paint Parties to Support the Animals

Animals have always been an important part of my life, not only my own pets, but rescuing the little creatures that either I found or seem to find me.  I am happy to be able to help those organizations that help needy animals find their forever homes.  For all my …

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Small Feats 2017

Two new paintings of mine will be up for sale at the Niagara Artists Centre’s Annual Small Feats Show & Sale. This is a fun and exciting art show, the largest in the Niagara region, and the major fundraiser for NAC. “Happy Pig” and “François II”, both oil on gallery …

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March Break Paint Parties for the Kids

So far, we have two events scheduled for March Break this year.  We will be starting off March Break, on Sat. March 11 from 1-3pm, with a fundraiser Paint Party to support the animals! Ages 8 and up are welcome to attend, and the young at heart are welcome to …

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Our first “Paint Your Pet” Paint Party!

Come on out to our first “Paint Your Pet” Paint Party at Moku’s Hawaiian Restaurant to benefit the Welland & District Humane Society, and support the animals! No experience needed! You need to send me your photos via email and we’ll make a light rough sketch of the composition and …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017 – Day 8 & 9

Monday and Tuesday I was leading two of my Paint Parties, so I was still painting and am counting those days in my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge since not only was I painting those days, but leading groups of people to create their paintings too! I may put …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017 – Day 7

Today’s painting is the 2nd in my “chicken series” for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.   We have a retirement home for chickens here on our hobby farm, so they have been the subject of a number of my paintings.  Not only do I really like chickens, but …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017 – Day 6

Today’s painting is of a rooster which reminds me of our old rooster Kingley, a bantam who lived a long, happy life here on our farm.  My daughters name this painting for me.  They said he needed a French name. “Francois”, oil on canvas, 6″x6″ $75 (CAD) and FREE shipping …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017: Day 5

Today’s Day 5 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge is a local landscape. About 2 years ago, we went on a tour of our local wineries with cousins.  It was a fun time and I took lots of reference photos.  I can’t remember which winery this was, …

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30 Paintings in 30 Days January 2017: Day 4

Today’s Day 4 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge is another pot belly pig.  He looks like he is smiling, hence the title, “Happy Pig”. I needed to paint something to make me smile today. “Happy Pig”, oil on canvas, 6″x6″ $75 (CAD) and FREE shipping in …

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